Our Plums

The Zaiger Breeding program is currently the largest of its kind globally, boasting over 250,000 conventional crosses of different prunus species every single year. This wealth of genetic material has already given rise to many distinguished varieties already planted in South Africa, such as the Flavor King™ and Flavor Fall varieties.

 

WHAT IS AN INTERSPECIFIC PLUM?

Not content with simply breeding normal plum varieties, the Zaiger’s have crossed multiple different fruit types within the Prunus category, using natural pollinating techniques. Crossing fruit types in this way creates completely new products known as interspecific plums. Each cross gives rise to a distinctive plum, with exceptional flavour profiles and unique appearances (see diagram below).

In this way CPC is able to offer an unrivalled range of exciting, new stone fruit varieties (see product calendar below). From ranges of ‘ultra-late plums’, to red fleshed varieties boasting high anti-oxidant levels and black plums with brilliant yellow flesh, even sweet and tangy Cherryplums, CPC offers a true point of difference and an exceptional eat every time.


  


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