Flavor King Pluot Tree For Sale

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The Flavor King Pluot is a truly exceptional fruit, born from the perfect union of plum and apricot. With its smooth skin ranging in vibrant hues from deep purple to dark red, it presents an alluring sight during Summer. When you sink your teeth into its juicy flesh, you’ll experience a symphony of flavors that blend the sweetness of plums with the delightful tartness of apricots. Each mouthwatering bite is an explosion of taste, leaving you craving more. Whether eaten fresh, used in desserts, or transformed into preserves, the Flavor King Pluot is a fruit lover’s dream come true. Prepare yourself for a unique and unforgettable fruit experience!


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General Plant Information

Flavor King Pluot trees for sale

Buy our Flavor King Pluot trees for sale and grow this is a hybrid fruit tree that produces a cross between plums and apricots. Pluots are known for their delicious and sweet flavor, and vibrant reddish-orange color making them a popular choice among fruit enthusiasts.

Fruit Description

This variety is particularly prized for its exceptional taste. Often described as having a rich, complex flavor profile with a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. The fruit is typically larger than a standard plum. The fruit has smooth skin with colors ranging from deep purple to dark red.

Flavor King Pluot History

The history of the Flavor King Pluot dates back to the late 20th century when renowned fruit breeder Floyd Zaiger introduced this remarkable hybrid fruit. Floyd Zaiger, the founder of Zaiger’s Genetics, is a prominent figure in the world of fruit breeding and is credited with creating numerous successful fruit hybrids.

The story of the Flavor King Pluot began with Zaiger’s ambition to create a fruit that combined the best characteristics of plums and apricots. He conducted extensive crossbreeding experiments, carefully selecting parent trees with desirable traits like exceptional taste, size, and color.

The Flavor King Pluot is the result of multiple generations of selective breeding, backcrossing, and natural selection. The initial cross was between a plum (Prunus salicina) and an apricot (Prunus armeniaca), resulting in a hybrid known as a plumcot. This hybrid was then crossed back with a plum parent to create what is now known as the pluot.

The breakthrough came when Floyd Zaiger successfully developed the Flavor King Pluot, which quickly gained popularity for its outstanding taste and unique flavor profile. It quickly became one of the most sought-after varieties among fruit enthusiasts, garnering attention for its delectable sweetness, rich flavor, and juicy flesh.

Over time, the Flavor King Pluot has become a staple in many orchards and gardens around the world, loved for its excellent culinary qualities and striking appearance. The success of the Flavor King Pluot has led to the development of various other pluot varieties, each with its own distinct flavor and characteristics.

Today, the Flavor King Pluot remains a celebrated fruit, admired not only for its taste but also for its versatility in various culinary applications. Its history is a testament to the dedication and ingenuity of fruit breeders like Floyd Zaiger, who continue to shape the world of horticulture with their innovative creations. As we enjoy the delightful Flavor King Pluot, we also celebrate the legacy of those who devoted their efforts to bring this exceptional fruit to fruition.


Mature Size and Form

Plant most fruit trees about 10 – 15 feet apart. Some varieties like Figs, Pomegranates, and Mulberries can grow larger quickly.

Planning is the most important step when planting a tree. Plant your tree where it has enough space to grow to its full potential. Otherwise, your tree will grow into your surrounding trees.  A tree that can grow taller with faster growth will overshadow nearby trees. You may need to move other trees to allow for the one that is thriving rather than cutting back one that naturally grows fast and tall.

Additional Information

Bloom Time : Spring
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Watering : Regular
Harvest Time : Summer
Plant Type: Deciduous
Pollination: Santa Rosa Plum
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10
Chill Hours: Less than 400 hours below 45°F

Planting Information

Step One:

Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.

Step Two:

Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.

Step Three:

Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

Plant Care Information

How To Water - Frequency and Duration to Irrigate

Irrigation Water Quantity and frequency based on tree maturity – Fully saturate the soil with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15 size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.

Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition

Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.

Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning

Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production. 

Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.

Harvesting and Pest Management

The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.

Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Deciduous trees need about 5 hours of direct sunlight for proper growth and fruit production.

Sunlight Sensitive plants like Cherries, Persimmons, and Plums can burn in hot climates if they lack water. Use afternoon shade to prevent this damage. A lack of light will stunt growth; balance is key. 

Limited Guarantee and Returns

Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.


The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.

The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.

Pollination & Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.