Cultivar; Harry Pickstone 

Clone Number; HP 378                                                                         

Origin; ARC Infruitec, 1973

Royalties/ Levies;not enough data

Yield; very good

Fruit use; fresh

Type; cling stone

Shelf-life; good for 3 weeks at duel temperature

Water requirements; water to a depth of 609mm every 14-21 days 

Sun requirements; 6 to 8 hours per day

Chill hours; 200 to 400

Pruning; prune in early spring or summer on a dry day to prevent water-borne pathogens from infecting your trees. Prune only when absolutely necessary- such as to remove dead branches, diseased sections and to shape the tree in it's initial years. Apply a pruning paint to help seal the cut.

soil requirements; a well-draining soil type with a pH of 6 to 7 is best. Sandy or clay soils must be avoided at all costs.

Soil depth; at least 600mm is recommended

Fertiliser requirements; be careful not to over fertilise young trees. Plums less than 3 years old should be given minimal fertiliser. Trees older than 3 years can be given fertiliser after bud break. 10-10-10 fertilisers and zinc foliar sprays are best.

Pollination requirements; Like most plum varieties, it needs a pollinator.

Successful test-crosses; Sapphire, Purple Majesty

Bloom time; September

Harvest time; January

Vigour;  strong

Size and shape; spreading

Tree age;  will start fruiting around year 3 to 5.

Average life span;  plums have a short life span in colder regions, but generally live for 15- 25 productive years depending on the rootstock used.

Susceptibility to pests and diseases; normal

General notes; severe thinning is necessary to ensure fruits are of optimum sizes.

P.O Box 138,

Montagu, South Africa

6720

Proud producers of quality rootstocks and scions for peach, pear, almond, nectarine, plum, plumcot, quince, pomegranate, fig, apricot and prune trees.

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