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Byrongold Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2023)


A disease-resistant Japanese plum well suited to the Southeast. Also known as BY7401-5.

This is a very vigorous tree with good resistance to bacterial canker and bacterial spot. It is also resistant to plum leaf scald and brown rot. Byrongold is not self-fertile; it will require another Japanese plum for pollination. Bloom time is three days before Santa Rosa. 

Ripening 12 days after Santa Rosa, the fruit is large, round, semi-freestone, and flavorful. These plums have yellow skin and yellow flesh. 

Byrongold is an open-pollinated seedling of two breeding selections, and has Ozark Premier in its lineage. It was selected in 1976. Bred in Byron, GA, this plum is particularly well adapted to the humid Southeast.

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This is a very vigorous tree with good resistance to bacterial canker and bacterial spot. It is also resistant to plum leaf scald and brown rot. Byrongold is not self-fertile; it will require another Japanese plum for pollination. Bloom time is three days before Santa Rosa. 

Ripening 12 days after Santa Rosa, the fruit is large, round, semi-freestone, and flavorful. These plums have yellow skin and yellow flesh. 

Byrongold is an open-pollinated seedling of two breeding selections, and has Ozark Premier in its lineage. It was selected in 1976. Bred in Byron, GA, this plum is particularly well adapted to the humid Southeast.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: Japanese

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: open-pollinated seedling of BY68-87
Origin: Byron, GA
Introduced in: 1985
Introduced by: J. M. Thompson; USDA S. E. Fruit & Tree Nut Research Lab

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 450
Ripening date: Aug 12 (approximate, in New York State) 20 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 Spot: Very Resistant
Bacterial Canker of Stone Fruit: Very 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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Santa Rosa / Obilinaja Plum on Myrobalan 2023 22
Santa Rosa Plum on Myrobalan 2023 19
Shiro Plum on Myrobalan 2023 8
Empress / Oishi-Wase Plum on Myrobalan 2023 5
Castleton / Obilinaja Plum on Myrobalan 2023 3
Bluebyrd / Oishi-Wase Plum on Myrobalan 2023 2
Bubblegum / Oishi-Wase Plum on Myrobalan 2023 2
Rosy Gage / Oishi-Wase Plum on Myrobalan 2023 1

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