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Rubysweet Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2023)


A highly-flavored, disease resistant Japanese hybrid plum. Also known as BY69-350.

This tree is not self-fertile, and it should be grown with another Japanese plum. It blooms about two days before Santa Rosa and suggested pollinizers include Methley and Bubblegum. Rubysweet is a vigorous, upright tree with resistance to bacterial spot and bacterial canker. It is also tolerant to plum leaf scald and brown rot. A great tree for the backyard gardener!

Ripening mid-July, the fruit is large, firm, and freestone, with an appealing bronze-red color. The flesh is deep red and highly flavored.

Rubysweet was developed from a 1968 cross of Mariposa and Methley. It was selected in 1973 and released in 1989 by W. R. Okie, who also developed Black Ruby and RubyQueen. It is especially well adapted to the growing conditions of the Southeast.

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This tree is not self-fertile, and it should be grown with another Japanese plum. It blooms about two days before Santa Rosa and suggested pollinizers include Methley and Bubblegum. Rubysweet is a vigorous, upright tree with resistance to bacterial spot and bacterial canker. It is also tolerant to plum leaf scald and brown rot. A great tree for the backyard gardener!

Ripening mid-July, the fruit is large, firm, and freestone, with an appealing bronze-red color. The flesh is deep red and highly flavored.

Rubysweet was developed from a 1968 cross of Mariposa and Methley. It was selected in 1973 and released in 1989 by W. R. Okie, who also developed Black Ruby and RubyQueen. It is especially well adapted to the growing conditions of the Southeast.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: Japanese, Hybrid

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, canning, freezing
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Mariposa x Methley
Origin: Georgia, USA
Introduced in: 1989
Introduced by: W. R. Okie; USDA

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 6 - 8
Chill hours: 450
Ripening date: Jul 13 (approximate, in New York State) 50 days before Stanley

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Canker of Stone Fruit: Resistant
Bacterial Spot: Resistant
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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