Medium-size, distinct ovate-shape fruit with golden yellow flesh and a sweet taste. Skin is thick and red to purple-black. Notably upright and vigorous tree growth with strong branches. Matures August to September. Flowers are self-fertile. Fresh to dry, the drying ratio average is about 3 to 1.
*Has some tendency to alternate bear.
The industry’s standard prune.
(AKA: D6N-72) (USPP Pending)
This cultivar is an excellent dried plum developed from a controlled pollination of Improved French to “Tulare Giant.” The fruit mature in early August about 10 to 15 days before Improved French. The fresh fruit soluble solids range from 20.0-24.0 degrees Brix. The dried fruit are large, shiny black in color with larger but fewer wrinkles than Improved French. Limited pitting tests have resulted in easy pit removal. The tree is more precocious than Improved French, flowering and fruiting at early age. Muir Beauty is self-pollinating and blooms 7-10 days before Improved French.
Oval-shaped fruit, substantially larger than French (Improved) with a dark purple skin. Tree has vigorous growth and is productive. Harvest 20 days before French (Improved). Peach rootstocks are not recommended at this time because of graft overgrowth. Test shipments have been well received in Pacific Rim markets.
Ovate-shaped and large fruit, resembling French (Improved). In early trials fruit sizes range 15 to 20% larger. Skin is dark purple. Notably upright and vigorous tree growth with strong branches. Productive and harvests 7 to 10 days before French (Improved). Peach rootstocks are not recommended due to substantial graft breakage. Regular bearer. The stone is nearly free and machine pitting has been successful. Develops soluble solids at least 2 degrees higher than French (Improved) at full maturity.
Lovell, M-40*, Marianna 2624,
Myrobalan Seedling, Myrobalan 29C, Nemaguard