The Bei Tang Plumcot is an intriguing hybrid of the Sapalta Cherry plum and Capilano Apricot. It's characterized by a sweet, distinctive flavour and freestone flesh similar to an apricot. Its parentage of Cherry plum is recognizable in its later flowering white blossoms and its memorable pink-red fruits.
Bei Tang Plumcots average 3 to 4 cm (1.5") and ripen in late August. Also known as Sap 07-01, it was bred by Thean Pheh of Edmonton, Alberta. In Mandarin, Bei Tang translates to "Northern Candy."
Hardiness Zone: 3
Height at Maturity: 2.5 meters (8 feet)
Spread: 2.5 meters (8 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile - Pollinators such as Canadian or American plums have the best results, alternatively, Sandcherry is proven effective - as the Bei Tang Plumcot is grafted on Sandcherry rootstock you could allow for a branch under the graft to grow out as a pollinator branch.
Latin Name: Prunus Sapalta x Capilano