Story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Fortune plums (2nd of 2)

Fortune plums

The Fortune plum was bred in the United States and released in New Zealand in the mid-1980s. Fruit are large and juicy, and both the skin and flesh redden when ripe. The Fortune plum is tolerant to bacterial disease and keeps well.

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008