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Kenmore Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2023)


A disease-resistant, self-fertile, dual-purpose European plum. Also known as NY 9, NY 58.900.9.

Kenmore is an excellent trouble-free plum from Cornell. The tree is healthy and vigorous, with a spreading habit. It can be slow to reach full production, but it will set very heavily once mature. This tree has good resistance to black knot, brown rot, and leaf spot. It has also shown good tolerance to attacks of European red mite. Kenmore is reported to be fully self-fertile. It's a great choice for the back yard. 

Ripening with Stanley (early September in upstate NY), the fruit is a large, high-quality, aromatic prune-plum. The skin is powder-blue with a waxy white bloom, purple under the wax, and the flesh is amber-green. It is freestone, non-shattering, and fully crack free. This variety is great for fresh eating and firm enough to pack and ship to wholesale markets. The flesh holds its form well when canned.

Kenmore is a great disease-resistant alternative to Stanley. It is a cross of Standard and Stanley, selected by John P. Watson in 1971.

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Kenmore is an excellent trouble-free plum from Cornell. The tree is healthy and vigorous, with a spreading habit. It can be slow to reach full production, but it will set very heavily once mature. This tree has good resistance to black knot, brown rot, and leaf spot. It has also shown good tolerance to attacks of European red mite. Kenmore is reported to be fully self-fertile. It's a great choice for the back yard. 

Ripening with Stanley (early September in upstate NY), the fruit is a large, high-quality, aromatic prune-plum. The skin is powder-blue with a waxy white bloom, purple under the wax, and the flesh is amber-green. It is freestone, non-shattering, and fully crack free. This variety is great for fresh eating and firm enough to pack and ship to wholesale markets. The flesh holds its form well when canned.

Kenmore is a great disease-resistant alternative to Stanley. It is a cross of Standard and Stanley, selected by John P. Watson in 1971.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: European, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: blue
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Standard x Stanley
Origin: Geneva, New York
Introduced in: 2001
Introduced by: John P. Watson; NYSAES; Cornell University

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 01 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after Stanley

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Resistant
Black Knot: Very Resistant
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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