Dave Bojangles wrote: people typically trust these folks to sell varieties which do well in TX - so who is telling the truth, Womack or TAMU?
Anne Miller wrote:...We have purchased a lot of fruit tree failures. It is my opinion that it is buyer beware. Even when I have done lots of research into fruit tree varieties, how to grow them, etc..Our last failure was a methly plum...
Anne Miller wrote:... I would trust Tx A & M before I would trust a commercial vendor.
James Freyr wrote:...I also would trust the information from University AG extensions over a retailer.
Dave Bojangles wrote:Hi All,
People typically reference & regard the TAMU knowledge-base as a reputable source however, when referencing their fruit and nut fact sheets for plums & stone fruits, I've found a section pertaining to hybrids which is quite troubling to me.. frankly it seems like a lazy generalization. The section to which i'm referring is seen below:
"Prunus Hybrids: Many Prunus hybrids are available, namely plum by apricot and vice versa; commonly known as “plumcots,” “pluots,” or “apriums,” depending on the breeding program that released them (Fig. 12). In Texas they have been disappointing. So far none are winter hardy, all suffer from bacterial canker infestation, and few have produced adequately..."
The hybrids such as pluots have been distributed commercially for several years now, probably at least a decade. Has anyone grown plum hybrids (pluot, plumcot, aprium) in Texas with success? And if so, has anyone performed this in the DFW metroplex?
Womack nursery sells some of these hybrid varieties and people typically trust these folks to sell varieties which do well in TX - so who is telling the truth, Womack or TAMU? When I read the TAMU content, it always feels like it's influenced by old-timers who are stuck in the 20th century whereby only decades old fruit varieties are recommended..
Thanks in advance!