Flavor Supreme Pluot Tree

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Pluots are one of the best fruit tastes in 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!

Its gorgeous fruit, with smooth, dragon's green skin and firm, juicy wine-red flesh marries the best of both Plums and Apricots and this variety brings out the sweetest taste imaginable! Combine that with gorgeous white blossoms and fragrance, and you have an incredible landscaping ornamental tree!

These are magnificent pollinator-friendly trees and you'll adore the butterflies and fragrance! Plant one close to a window where you'll see the early spring blossoms! Flavor Supreme needs a pollinator, so order two, or you can plant it with Toka Plum, Beauty Plum, Shiro Plum, Santa Rosa Plum, and Burgundy Plums.

Planting and Application:

Featuring a classic shape and Plum-like leaves. It paints a pretty dual-purpose flowering landscaping ornamental tree with a bonus - you'll have plenty of nutritious fruit to eat and share with your lucky friends and neighbors! Everyone will love this tree! Get beautiful curb appeal and shade for both front and backyard gardening!

Try it in salsa! Just replace the tomatoes with Pluots for an out-of-this-world taste. Grill it after brushing it 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!

  • Supreme Sweetness
  • Early Season Harvest
  • Fragrant White Blossoms
  • Red-Blushed Green Skin & Red Juicy Flesh
  • Requires a Pollinator Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fruit trees like Flavor Supreme need the full sun to flower and fruit the best. Provide regular moisture for new trees and then supplemental moisture throughout the heat of summer and drought. Give it an enriched, well-drained site with a healthy layer of mulch to keep the roots cool and insulated from the heat and cold.

Flavor Supreme Pluot Tree and its pollinator will bedeck your landscape in healthy beautiful fruit and gorgeous flowers! Order today at NatureHills.com before they're gone and you have to wait another year to try this unique fruit!

Recommended Pollinators: Other Pluots, Santa Rosa Plum, Toka, Beauty, Shiro & Burgundy Plum

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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.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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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.


Flavor Supreme Pluot Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus 'Flavor Supreme'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes