Flavor King Pluot Tree Information and Care
As a small deciduous tree, Flavor King Pluot can be kept small. Plant in full sun and soil that drains. Space trees at least 1o feet apart, but provide more room to grow larger and allow space between trees.
Prune to manage size in the Winter, and thin in the Summer. Top the highest branches, remove suckers and small growths from lowest in the tree and below the graft. Make sure the center of the tree is clean of dense growth and dry twigs.
Do not provide supplemental water in the Winter while dormant. Begin to water once the tree leafs out in the Spring. Then, increase the frequency of irrigation as the temperatures increase in the Summer. Water newly planted trees once to twice per week during the growing seasons. Established trees in clay soils can be watered every 2 weeks or less frequently depending on the weather.