VARIETIES OF PLUMS

STANLEY

Stanley plum was developed in USA.

The tree is medium vigorous. The crop is medium to large and elliptical size, weight around 35-40 grams. Skin of the fruit is dark blue. Flesh is yellow-green, firm, juicy and sweet.

It is ideal to dry due to its high sugar content.

It is a self-pollinizer. Suitable pollinizers: Ruth Gerstetter and Californian Blue.

Ripens: late August

CACAK’S NATIVE (ČAČANSKA RODNA)

Cacak’s Native (Čačanska Rodna) is the best variety developed at the Fruit Research Institute of Cacak, by crossing varieties of Stanley and Pozegaca.

Tree is less- medium vigorous. The crop is medium- large to large size, with an average weight of 30- 40 grams.

The skin is blue and thin. The flesh is yellow, firm, juicy, and taste is sweet.

This variety is great to dry and use for spirit making. This variety of plum is a self- pollinizer.

Ripens: late August

CACAK’S BEAUTY (ČAČANSKA LEPOTICA)

Cacak’s Beauty (Čačanska Lepotica) variety was developed at the Fruit Research Institute of Cacak in 1961, by crossing varieties Pozegaca and Wangenheims Frühzwetsche.

The tree is medium vigorous. The crop is medium to large size, with an average weight of 30-40 grams.

The skin has dark blue color and it’s very thin. Flesh is yellow-green, firm and juicy with sweet and sour taste.

This plum is excellent to be consumed fresh and used in spirit making and processed industry.

Ripens: late July – early August

CACAK’S EARLY (ČAČANSKA RANA)

Cacak’s Early (Čačanska Rana) variety was developed at the Fruit Research Institute of Cacak.

The crop is large, egg-shaped and little elongated with average weight around 40-60 grams.

The flesh is yellow and firm with sweet and sour taste. The skin color is changing from purple to blue.

Suitable pollinizers: Cacak’s beauty and Stanley.

Ripens: early July

CACAK’S BEST (ČAČANSKA NAJBOLJA)

Cacak’s Best (Čačanska Najbolja) variety was developed at the Fruit Research Institute of Cacak (Serbia). As a variety it was accepted in 1975 and branded in 1991.

The crop is large, egg-shaped with average weight 50 grams. The skin has dark blue color.

The flesh is yellow-green, juicy and firm, with little bit aromatic sweet and sour taste.

Suitable pollinizers: Cacak’s Early and Cacak’s Beauty.

Ripens: mid-August

RUTH GERSTETTER

Ruth Gerstetter was developed in Germany. It’s very old German plum variety.

The crop is medium large size, round in shape, with an average 30 grams in weight. The skin is red to bluish- purple in color. The flesh is yellowish and aromatic, with a refreshing taste.

Ruth Gerstetter  is excellent for cooking, drying, and also used as fresh. This plum is a self-pollinating variety.

Ripens: early July

PRESIDENT

President plum was developed in England.

The crop is very large, about 70 grams in weight. The skin has brownish-purple color.

The flesh is yellow-green color, very juicy, aromatic with sweet-sour taste.

President plum is excellent for fresh consummation.

This variety of plum is resilience to spring frosts and low temperatures.

Ripens: early September

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