U.S. Patent PP11,224
Plum Variety

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  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Chill Requirement: 250 hours
  • Growth Habit: Large, Semi-Spreading
  • First Harvest: Around May 5 near Gainesville, FL
  • Description: ‘Gulfbeauty’ appears to have a high heat requirement for breaking dormancy; however it is adapted to the central and north Florida winter climate, and has heavy annual crop loads requiring fruit thinning to size fruit properly and prevent limb breakage.  ‘Gulfbeauty’ is an efficient pollinizer for ‘Gulfruby’ (unpatented), ‘Gulfblaze’ (U.S. Patent PP10,873), and ‘Gulfrose’ (U.S. Patent PP12,833), as all require cross-pollination.  Fruit of ‘Gulfbeauty’ are firm, light yellow flesh with deep red sour skin, and clingstone with good eating quality.  ‘Gulfbeauty’ has a higher degree of resistance in leaves, twigs, and fruit to bacterial leaf spot (Xanthomonas campestris) than does ‘Gulfruby’, with moderate resistance to plum leaf scald (caused by Xylella fastidiosa), while fruit of ‘Gulfbeauty’ are highly resistant to sun scald, concentric skin cracks, and split stones.
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    License Availability: FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘Gulfbeauty’ plum cultivar:

    Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, LLC

    Propagations Unlimited, Inc.
    6501 Highway 60 E
    Bartow, FL 33830
    Phone: (863) 258-9211

    Rainbow Star Nursery
    2324 Southwest 36th Ter.
    Gainesville, FL 32607
    Phone: 352-378-4681

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