Pluot- Multi Budded Fruit Tree

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Optimize Shipping: Shipping is calculated by box size. We can fit up to 8 bare-root fruit trees in a box. Multi-budded fruit trees and Jujube trees will count as 2 due to branching. Optimize your shipping by ordering multiple trees.


Multi Budded Fruit Pluot- Variety Information

  • Possible Varieties: Flavor King, Flavor Queen, Flavor Supreme, Dapple Dandy. Send us an email if there is 1 particular variety you would like and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Multiple-budded ("Multi-budded") fruit trees will give you 3 or more fine selections of tree-ripened fruit from the space of a single tree.
  • Grafted on to Citation Rootstock
  • Compared to single-variety fruit trees, multiple-budded trees require some special consideration, especially with regard to pruning.

  • Pluots are Plum X Apricot Hybrids that tend to be very sweet in flavor which is partially due to their low acidity.
  • Fruit is more plum-like in shape and texture but more firm like an apricot.


  • Always plant the smallest limb (the "weakest" bud) to the south/southwest to ensure that it gets plenty of sunlight.
  • Cut back the strongest growing varieties by 2/3rds.
  • Cut back the weakest variety by 1/2 — or not at all.
  • Do not let one variety take over - or one or more of the others may fail. Prune back the more aggressive limbs. 
  • After the third season, maintain the multiple-budded tree so that each fruit type grows in balance with the others.
  • This fruit tree is shipped dormant and bare-rooted.

(Photo is representational and not necessarily the actual varieties.)


Click here for information on how to plant bare-root trees
Click here for our Bare Root Fruit Tree Growing Guide (pdf)
Guia de cultivo para un arbol de raiz desnuda

What is a Bare Root Fruit Tree?
A Bare root fruit tree is a 2-3 year old fruit tree which has been dormant for the winter. It is delivered to you without soil. The best time to plant bare root fruit trees is the end of the winter season. This gives your tree time to acclimate to it's environment before the warmth of spring comes.


Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee: 

We guarantee that trees that are shipped dormant will leaf out the following spring if you follow our growing and handling instructions.  Any dormant tree that does not leaf out can qualify for a refund if you submit a claim by May 15th.  All deciduous fruit trees, persimmons and jujubes need to be planted in the ground by April 1st to qualify for replacement, unless you are in area where the ground is still frozen at that time.  


In the rare event that your dormant tree/plant has not leafed out by May 1st, please perform a “scratch test” to check for green under the bark.  Just beneath the dry, outer layer of bark in a tree's trunk lies the cambium layer.  In a living tree, this is green; in a dead tree, it is brown and dry. To perform a “scratch test”, scratch off the top layer of bark in a small spot on a branch and on the trunk.  Be sure to do 1 test above the graft union, and a 2nd just below the graft union.  If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. 


To qualify for a refund, you must submit a claim via email to by no later than May 15th.  Please include your order number in the subject line of your email.  

Claims must include:

-Photos of the scratch test areas

-Your order number

-Name(s) of trees affected.    


We will review your claim and if approved, we will issue you a refund for the purchase price of your dormant tree (excluding shipping).  We reserve the right to not issue a refund for items that have already been replaced.


Protect your tree from sunburn, insects & rodents with PLANT GUARD tree paint & foliar spray.


Protect your roots from rodents with ROOT GUARD the original gopher wire basket. 


Feed your fruit tree with Romeo Plant Food. This water-soluble fertilizer is great for in-ground or in-container growing. 



  • Optimize Shipping: Shipping is calculated by box size. We can fit up to 8 bare-root fruit trees in a box. Multi-budded fruit trees and Jujube trees will count as 2 due to branching. Optimize your shipping by ordering multiple trees.
  • No customer pick-up
  • We can ship our "Other Edibles" (non-citrus plants) and growing accessories to most states, including Alabama, Texas, Arizona or Florida. 
  • Sorry, we do not ship any items to the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico or to API/APO addresses, or to other countries at this time.
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Bare Root: 

  • The trees are approximately 2 years old.
  • Our trees are measured by trunk caliper.
  • Trunk size may vary slightly based on availability during the season.
  • The average trunk size is 1/2"-5/8".

All of our bare root fruit trees will come pruned so that the reduced root mass is balanced with the canopy to maximize grower success. Our bare root fruit trees are headed back to fit in the 60" tall box that they will ship in. Branches are seldom removed during this process unless dead or damaged and are only reduced to fit the tree in the box so that the grower can decide what branches to keep or remove. This is done in a way that will allow the home grower to continue to grow the tree as a central leader or prune the tree to an open center.


 The tree will be shipped dormant and bare-rooted.

Growing Conditions

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Full Sun

Provide 8 or more hours of direct sunlight per day.

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12’-18’ Mature tree

The tree will reach 12'-18' at maturity. Not recommended for container planting. Trees can be kept much smaller with judicious pruning.

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Self Fertile

Multi-budded fruit trees are self-fruitful and do not require pollination.

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The season when fruit typically ripens in California:
Flavor King - August/September
Flavor Queen - July/August
Flavor Supreme - June/July
Dapple Dandy - June/July

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Hardy to -10 °F

USDA Zone 5-10, Requires 400-500 chill hours to set fruit. Protect when temperatures fall below -10°F.