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Opata Cherry Plum
Prunus besseyi x P. salicina 'Opata'

Fruit: -3 cm (1 in), round oval;
-matures in late August;
-flesh is yellowish green, medium firm, juicy, sweet, and acid;
-clingstone;
-skin is light green overlaid with reddish purple, medium thick but tender;
-good for fresh eating;
-good for canning and good for jam;
-fair for pies.

Pollination: Plant with other Cherry Plums such as Manor, Convoy, and Beta or Western Sandcherry.

Tree: Spreading, somewhat rounded and very productive.

Hardy: To zone 2a.

Comments: Introduced by the Brookings State Experimental Farm in South Dakota in 1908.

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