Japanese Plum

Variety: Fortune

Species: Prunus salicina

Origin

Breeder, Place J.H. Weinberger, Fresno, California, USA
Property rights free variety

Blossom

Blooming date early to medium
Fertility self-sterile
Pollinator Catalina, Crimson Glo (S)

Fruit

Ripening time 18-20 days after 'Crimson Glo (S)', same ripening time as 'TOPTASTE™ Kulinaria (S)'
Scale, shape large, rounded, slightly oblong, limited suture, plain stalk cavity
Colour red to purple, medium heavy bloom
Fruit flesh intense yellow, finely textured, very juicy
Taste aromatic at full maturity and slightly perfumed, skin slightly sourish
Cracking sensitivity low
Stone separability partial freestone, small stone
Storage good

Tree

Vigour medium to strong, upright, good even branching, cropping branches tend to bend down, dark green, healthy leaves
Crop load regular good yields

Evaluation

The medium late ripening 'Fortune' is a high-yielding variety that shows good fruit sizes at the same time. Good flavour and intensive colouring can only be developed with timely fruit thinning.

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