Black Splendor

Black Splendor plum

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement Medium to Low (200 RCU)
Vigour Moderate
Growth habit Spreading
Crotch angles Medium
Tree size Medium
Flowering 4th Week in August*
Full bloom 1st Week in September*
Flower shape Rosaceous
Pollen compatibility Self-Incompatible
Bearing habit On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays) Normal to High (Bacterial Cancer)


Pollinator Pioneer, African Rose
Fruit set Good
Blossom or fruit Fruit
Intensity of flowers High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick) 1st Week of December*
Control cultivar Sapphire
Production (kg/tree) Good
Fruit size distribution Count AAA-AA
Shape Round
Skin colour Black
Flesh colour Beetroot Red
Eating quality At harvest very good, 11°Brix
Texture Medium
Storage ability Good at ST and DT


Released to industry Yes
Fruit type
Selection No -
Usage Fresh
Origin USDA – Ramming, USA
Owner -
S.A. License SAPO Trust
PBR Granted -
Black Splendor plum
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