Flavor Supreme Pluot
Supreme Sweetness in a Gorgeous Fruit
Pluots are one of the best fruit tastes in all the world. In a field of amazingly sweet fruits, Flavor Supreme Pluot (Prunus 'Flavor Supreme') rises to the top with award after award for its taste.
Honestly, it's like picking a winning diamond from a field of diamonds. You can't go wrong with any Pluot, but you will be very happy with the Supreme.
It's gorgous fruit, with smooth, dragon's green skin and firm, juicy wine-red flesh. But don't let the look fool you. These Pluots marry the best of both Plums and Apricots and this variety brings out the sweetest taste imaginable.
The tree itself has a classic shape and beautiful Japanese Plum-like leaves. It makes a pretty landscape tree in your yard. A pretty tree with a bonus - you'll have plenty of nutricious fruit to eat and share with your lucky friends and neighbors.
Try it in salsa! Just replace the tomatoes with Pluots for an out-of-this world taste. Grill it after brushing with a simple honey glaze. Cut one in half, spread Apricot jam over the top and pop them in the oven face up for a few minutes to broil them. Serve with a lovely piece of sharp white cheddar cheese or some silky Greek-style yogurt. Outstanding!
Flavor Supreme needs a pollinator, so order two. Or you can plant it with another Pluot, like Flavor Grenade or Flavor King.
Order today and enjoy this supremely sweet fruit next year. You'll thank us!
- Winter Hardy
- Super-Sweet Taste
- Early Harvest
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Rich, Sweet Flavor Supreme Pluot
Truly the powerhouse of early fruits, The Flavor Supreme Pluot has become the standard of quality that all early fruits are compared to. One of the earliest of all the Plum x Apricots from world famous Floyd Zaiger, the Flavor Supreme Pluot, is an example of the finest creations from Zaiger Hybrids.
The simple Plum x Apricots (Plumcots) first revealed by Luther Burbank in his 1901 catalog titled, "New Creations in Fruits and Flowers", were a testimony to the possibilities of this wonderful cross. But even then, he was not ready to release what he had, only to tell us they were coming. A Burbank quote from his brief reference in the catalog is, "Plumcots are as distinct as if a new fruit had been handed down from another planet."
Though an amazing accomplishment, the Burbank Plum x Cots, released later in the early 1900s, were never as outstanding as he had hoped. The Flavor Supreme released in 1988 is just what Burbank had envisioned. Incredibly sweet, with a rich unique Plum flavor; surely influenced by the Apricot parent.
Using a bridge variety, a 50% x 50% Apricot Plum cross, Zaiger backcrossed to a little-known red fleshed Plum variety call the Mariposa, also known as the Improved Satsuma Plum. The result was the original 3 Pluot introductions, Flavor Queen, Flavor King and Flavor Supreme.
Zaiger had achieved success on the work that Luther had begun. Zaiger began as an assistant to Fred Anderson, the Father of the modern Nectarine, who in turn was once an assistant to Luther Burbank. Zaiger honed his skills as a master hybridist on the backs of giants. As if handed down from Luther Burbank to Floyd Zaiger, The Flavor Supreme will last as a testimony to what great vision mixed with dedicated science can achieve.
Flavor Supreme today is one of the bestselling varieties of Pluot's. Though a little more demanding than other Pluot selections, the Flavor Supreme is best in areas where Apricots are dependable. Having more Apricot like traits, the early bloom-time will cause problems in areas of late frost or early spring heavy rains.
Pollination is required; with Santa Rosa Plum, Burgundy Plum and other Pluot selections being recommend as pollinators.
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Flavor Supreme'|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|