Hanska Hybrid PlumSummer. Prunus americana x P. simonii. NE Hansen intro, Brookings, SD, 1908.
Medium-sized bright red fruit with a heavy bluish bloom. Firm fragrant yellow semi-freestone flesh. When cooked, the fruit has a strong apricot-like flavor reminiscent of its Chinese “apricot plum” parentage. The fruit resembles its sister seedling, Kaga.
Hanska is the Sioux word for ‘tall’ referring to the tree’s fast growth in the nursery. We agree! It’s grown quite rapidly in our orchard. Though Hansen gave it a lengthy write-up in his 1927 Plant Introductions Bulletin, Hanska all but disappeared and remains one of the rarest of his introductions. We’re happy to offer it in our catalog. Z3/4. Maine Grown. (3-6' bare-root trees)
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