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‘Opata’ Chum

$75.00

Crossing of cherry and plum (chum). Produces green and red skinned fruit that are juicy and sweet with a yellow/green flesh! The fruit more resembles that of a plum than a cherry but is delicious nonetheless! Considered one of the best tasting existing chum varieties!

 

Pre-order now to pick up from the farm this spring! Fruit trees DO NOT qualify for shipping.

 

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Available as: #5 potted

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SKU NFT-CHUM-OPATA-05
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Plant Details

Latin: Prunus besseyi x salicina  ‘Opata’

Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8

Height: up to 7.5′

Spread: 8′ – 16′

Bloom Time: Spring

Ripens: August

Flower Colour: White

Fruit Colour: Green and red skin with yellow/green flesh

Foliage Colour: Green

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-draining soil.

Attributes:

  • Edible Fruit
  • Showy Flowers

Special Considerations: Prune when young to create an open branching structure that allows for even light distribution and more consistent ripening of fruit. Can benefit from cross-pollination with another sweet cherry (Prunus avium) or sandcherry.

Sweet Cherry Pollination Chart

When using the “Cherry Bloom and Pollen Compatibility Chart”, varieties within the horizontal rows will not pollinate one another, while the varieties in the vertical rows will pollinate each other. Self-fertile/Universal do not require cross-pollination to set fruit but can also be used to cross-pollinate other cultivars. Bloom period is an important consideration.

Example

  • Mid-season bloom period
    • SatinTM will not pollinate Van.
    • SatinTM would pollinate Bing, Rainier, Tieton.
    • Celeste, Santina, SelahTM, StaccatoTM, Stella, Symphony, SPC243, 13N0739 would pollinate SatinTM, Van, Bing, Rainier, TietonTM.

Cherry Pruning Quide

It is recommended that most stone fruits, apricots, nectarines, peaches and plums, in particular, should be pruned into an Open Center habit also known as a Vase Shape. This, however, is up to the grower as they can be successfully grown with a central leader habit or espalier.

An open-center structure keeps the tree’s canopy open to light, which is necessary for the development of quality fruit. This shape is beneficial in supporting the heavy fruit crops of certain stone-fruit trees since they generally have a natural outward growing habit. The majority of pruning occurs in the winter or early spring while the tree is still dormant.

NEW PLANTINGS

Young peach trees tend to be dormant, 3 to 6 foot whips with a profusion of side branches coming from the main stem. As soon as the tree is planted cut the main stem back to a height of 30 to 36 inches above ground level. All of the thin, weak side branches should be removed, but if there are three or four strong side branches that are well spaced around the trunk, retain them to form a framework. Side branches should have wide-angled crotches with the trunk and they should be spaced about 6 to 8 inches apart up and down the trunk. After about three years, the scaffold branches will be well established. During this establishing period, any damaged/diseased, water-sprouts, or branches facing into the center of the tree should be removed.

ESTABLISHED PRUNING

  • Prune one-third of new growth from the previous growing season.
  • Prune to completely remove dead, damaged, and diseased limbs.
  • Prune to completely remove limbs that are growing inward toward the center of the tree.
  • Prune to completely remove tree suckers and water-sprouts whenever they appear – not just when the tree is dormant.

Spring Plant Pre-Order Info

 
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We make it easier to grow your best garden!
What sets us apart from most nurseries, aside from our production growing experience with our products, is that we help you plan well in advance of the growing season by offering to reserve your plants for pickup or delivery in the spring! Our program has helped hundreds of customers secure their gardening desires since 2013!

 

DETAILS:

We strongly recommend ordering before April to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory! Some stock may have limited available quantities.

We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable. 

Orders will be reserved once payment has been received. Payment can be made by cheque, gift card, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.

To avoid delays in order fulfilment, we ask that all orders be paid in full by April 14. You will receive a friendly email reminder of your remaining balance or outstanding payments before these deadlines.

Some items are available to be purchased in bulk quantities. Please contact us for bulk orders.

 

PICKUP:

All spring plant pre-orders, that do not qualify for mail order shipping or home delivery, must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.

 

FREE DELIVERY:

 Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date after placing your order.

We do not offer home delivery on orders less than $500. 

 

SHIPPING:

Some items may be available to ship via Canada Post. You will be able to select a shipping method at checkout if your order qualifies.

Online order shipments will be sent out according to our Shipping Policy.

For more information please read the full Spring Plant Order Policy.

 

CANCELATIONS/REFUNDS:

Before March 31st: Orders may be cancelled and refunded minus a service fee (10% of total order value) to cover administrative and payment processing fees. 

After March 31st: Orders may be cancelled and refunded up to 50% of total order value. 

After May 1st: Orders may be cancelled without refund. 

*Due to the nature of working with live plant materials, full refunds (100%) will be offered due to inventory shortages. 

Pickup & Delivery

PICKUP:

All spring plant pre-orders, that do not qualify for mail order shipping or home delivery, must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.

 

FREE DELIVERY:

 Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date after placing your order.

We do not offer home delivery on orders less than $500. 

 

For more information please read the Spring Plant Order Policy.

Shipping Policy

SHIPPING UNAVAILABLE FOR THIS ITEM!

This item is for pick up only and does NOT qualify for shipping via Canada Post. View our SHIPPING POLICY to learn more.

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