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Nadia Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2022)


A plum-cherry hybrid developed in Australia. Also known as Nadia Cherryplum, Branchberry™.

This is a new hybridization of plum and cherry that was created by hand pollenizing a Blackamber plum with pollen from a Supreme cherry (Prunus salicina x Prunus avium). The result was a delicious and entirely new type of fruit. Nadia (trademarked as Branchberry™) grows on a large, vigorous semi-upright tree. The fruit is either a small plum or a very large cherry depending on whether you see the world through cherry glasses or plum lenses. It is definitely plum sized, but it has cherry-colored flesh and juice, and the intense sweetness of a cherry (~20 °Brix). The fruit is semi-freestone. We reckon it's worth a try!

Very little data has been collected on this variety to date. We do know that it is not self-fertile, and it should be paired with a Japanese plum for pollenization. A few recommended pollinators are Fortune, Black Amber, Anne Gold, and Aphrodite. Bloom and fruit maturity are both midseason. The breeder is Joseph Rullo of Victoria, New South Wales, Australia.

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This is a new hybridization of plum and cherry that was created by hand pollenizing a Blackamber plum with pollen from a Supreme cherry (Prunus salicina x Prunus avium). The result was a delicious and entirely new type of fruit. Nadia (trademarked as Branchberry™) grows on a large, vigorous semi-upright tree. The fruit is either a small plum or a very large cherry depending on whether you see the world through cherry glasses or plum lenses. It is definitely plum sized, but it has cherry-colored flesh and juice, and the intense sweetness of a cherry (~20 °Brix). The fruit is semi-freestone. We reckon it's worth a try!

Very little data has been collected on this variety to date. We do know that it is not self-fertile, and it should be paired with a Japanese plum for pollenization. A few recommended pollinators are Fortune, Black Amber, Anne Gold, and Aphrodite. Bloom and fruit maturity are both midseason. The breeder is Joseph Rullo of Victoria, New South Wales, Australia.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: Hybrid

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Blackamber plum x Supreme cherry
Origin: Victoria, New South Wales, Australia
Introduced in: 2007
Introduced by: Joseph Rullo

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 17 (approximate, in New York State) 15 days before Stanley

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Nadia Plum on Myrobalan does not have any diseases or pests associated with it at this time.

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Nadia Plum on Myrobalan. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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