Au Rubrum


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NewZealand-Haistings

Maturity based on Hastings

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Plum. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Alexandra, Central Otago +21 days
  • Marlborough +3-4 days
  • Havelock +2 days
  • Twyford 5-7 days
  • BOP/Waikato +2-5 days
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icon-plumAu Rubrum

Description

Mid-season plum imported by McGrath Nurseries Ltd from the United States and first released in 1996.
  Type: Japanese 
  Origin: J. D. Norton, Alabama 1988
  Parentage: Bud mutation of 'Crimson'
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: Crimson M-1
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: January 5 to 19 based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings
  Fruit Size: Large 
  Fruit Shape:

Heart

  Skin Colour: Red

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Red
  Flavour:

Acidic; average flavour

  Stone:

Medium 

Tree

  Cropping: Heavy if well pollinated
  Blossom: Mid-season/white
  Pollination: Easy to pollinate; Queen Rosa, Billington
  Vigour: Medium
  Tree Habit/Form: Tall & upright - spreading under heavy crop load

Notes

 

Au Rubrum was bred and selected for a high resistance to bacterial canker and bacterial spot, the major killers of plum trees in New Zealand.

It has average flavour.

 

Shape of Plum Key

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Elongated
Heart
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Flat
Round
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Flat
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Heart
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Luisa
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Oval
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Prune
Oval
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Prune
plum-Round
Round
 
 
 


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