Plum Patents (Class PLT/184)
  • Publication number: 20220272885
    Abstract: ‘V84031’ is a self-fruitful sweet cherry tree distinguished by its early flowering and large mahogany-colored fruit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: The University of Guelph
    Inventors: Jayasankar Subramanian, Bill Lay, Ghassem Tehrani
  • Publication number: 20210185868
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of plum tree (Prunus salicina), which is denominated varietally as ‘Waplumone’, and which produces an attractively colored red-fleshed, freestone plum which is mature for harvesting and shipment approximately July 2 to July 12 under the ecological conditions prevailing in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Wawona Packing Co, LLC
    Inventors: John Keith Slaughter, Kaylan M. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20200214187
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of Prunus cerasifera Prunus plant, herein referred to by its cultivar name, ‘NCPR-7’, is provided which forms dark purple colored foliage. The new variety forms moderately vigorous vegetation and provides growth habit that is weeping. The new variety is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Dennis James Werner, Layne Karlton Snelling
  • Publication number: 20180160583
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum variety is described. ‘Sweet Pekeetah’ is an Asian plum variety with unique traits, as extremely late blooming and ripening dates. The flesh of ‘Sweet Pekeetah’ has crunchy texture, green color and soluble solids concentration reaches 20-22%, with upstanding sensory quality. The postharvest life potential of ‘Sweet Pekeetah’ can last 60 days keeping the original high sensory quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Rodrigo Arturo Infante Espiñeira
  • Publication number: 20180042154
    Abstract: ‘Polaris’ is new plum tree variety that can be distinguished from other plum tree varieties by a combination of characteristics that include harvesting date, flesh color, fruit shape, and eating quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventor: Jeanne Fourie
  • Publication number: 20170181343
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of interspecific tree. The following features of the tree and its fruit are characterized with the tree budded on ‘Nemaguard’ Rootstock (non-patented), grown on Handford sandy loam soil with Storie Index rating 95, in USDA Hardiness Zone 9, near Modesto, Calif., with standard commercial fruit growing practices, such as pruning, thinning, spraying, irrigation and fertilization. Its novelty consist of the following combination of desirable features: 1. Tree having a vigorous, semi-spreading growth habit. 2. Tree being a regular and productive bearer of large size fruit. 3. Fruit with an attractive orange skin color. 4. Fruit with good flavor and eating quality. 5. Fruit with good handling and shipping quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Neil Zaiger, Leith Marie Gardner, Grant Gene Zaiger
  • Publication number: 20170181344
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of interspecific tree. The following features of the tree and its fruit are characterized with the tree budded on ‘Nemaguard’ Rootstock (non-patented), grown on Handford sandy loam soil with Storie Index rating 95, in USDA Hardiness Zone 9, near Modesto, Calif., with standard commercial fruit growing practices, such as pruning, thinning, spraying, irrigation and fertilization. Its novelty consist of the following combination of desirable features: 1. Tree with a vigorous, upright growth habit. 2. Tree being a regular and productive bearer of medium to large size fruit. 3. Fruit having firm, red flesh with very good flavor and eating quality. 4. Fruit with an attractive mottled red skin color. 5. Fruit with good storage and shipping quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Neil Zaiger, Leith Marie Gardner, Grant Gene Zaiger
  • Publication number: 20170172028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium to large size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘September Yummy’ plum (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,220). The present variety produces a medium amount of bloom with plenty of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the last part of September, with first picking on Sep. 21, 2015, and will hang on the tree an additional twenty days. The fruit is uniformly medium to large in size, full red in skin color, full red in flesh color, semi-freestone in type, mostly oblate in shape, firm in texture, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Lowell Glen Bradford
  • Patent number: PP28400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium to large size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘September Yummy’ plum (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,220). The present variety produces a medium amount of bloom with plenty of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the last part of September, with first picking on Sep. 21, 2015, and will hang on the tree an additional twenty days. The fruit is uniformly medium to large in size, full red in skin color, full red in flesh color, semi-freestone in type, mostly oblate in shape, firm in texture, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP28441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and very productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, plum, or interspecific variety that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘September Yummy’ plum (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,220). The present variety's abundance of blossoms and pollen entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described in mid August, with first picking on Aug. 12, 2015, and can hang firm on the tree for up to thirty days. The fruit is medium to large in size, almost entirely black in skin color, clingstone in type, somewhat oblate in shape, red and yellow in flesh color, juicy, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP28442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and very productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from another plum or interspecific tree that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘Plumsweet IV’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,461). The present variety's abundance of blossoms and pollen entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the first week of October, with first picking on Oct. 1, 2015. The fruit is uniform, very large in size, nearly full red in skin color, freestone in type, pure yellow in flesh color, firm in texture, juicy, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP28468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and somewhat irregularly productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from another plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Yummyrosa’ plum (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 13,476). The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described in mid to late October, with first picking on Oct. 16, 2015, and has the ability to hang firm on the tree for another three weeks. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, full red in skin color, freestone in type, purely yellow in flesh color, very firm in texture, juicy, typically 22 to 24 brix, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP28469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘September Yummy’ plum (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,220). The present variety's abundance of blossoms and moderate pollen production entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during late June, with first picking on Jun. 29, 2015, and will hang on the tree for at least fifteen more days. The fruit is uniformly large in size, yellow with heavy red dappling skin color, clingstone in type, heart shaped, full red in flesh color, very firm and crisp in texture, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP28504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the early season, such as ‘Yummygem’ plum tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 15,809). The present variety produces a heavy bloom with a moderate amount of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during late May, with first picking on May 25, 2015. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, a green and red two-tone in skin color, full red in flesh color, clingstone in type, oblate in shape, firm in texture, juicy, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP28596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, moderately vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘September Yummy’ plum tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,220). The present variety's abundance of blossoms and moderate pollen production entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during mid to late July, with first picking on Jul. 13, 2015, and will hang on the tree for at least three weeks. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, red over a green background with dark red dappling in skin color, clingstone in type, globose to oblate with some asymmetry in shape, full red in flesh color, very firm and crisp in texture, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP29050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, moderately vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from another plum or interspecific tree that blooms during the late season, such as ‘Plumsweet XVI’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 26,055). The present variety's moderate abundance of blossoms and pollen entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during early September, with first picking on Sep. 8, 2016. However, the fruit has been observed to hang firm on the tree for up to five weeks. The fruit is uniform, large in size, nearly full red in skin color, clingstone in type, pure orange yellow in flesh color, firm in texture, juicy, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP29766
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum tree variety, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplumfiftyfour’ is characterized by having very large, juicy fruit with black skin and yellow flesh. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftyfour’ also has a high Brix:Acid ratio, firm flesh, a mildly sweet flavor and a stone that clings to the flesh. The date of ripening of the fruit of the new variety is later than for ‘Friar’ (unpatented) and earlier than ‘Owen-T’ (unpatented). The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftyfour’ is larger than the fruit for ‘Friar’ (unpatented) and ‘Owen-T’ (unpatented).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventor: Terry A. Bacon
  • Patent number: PP29776
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum tree variety, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplumfiftytwo’ is characterized by having large fruit with dark red flesh. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftytwo’ is also moderately firm, juicy and has a mild sweet flavor. The date of the harvest of the fruit of the new variety is later than for ‘Black Splendor’ (unpatented) and ‘Flavorosa’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 10,285). The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftytwo’ is larger than the fruit of ‘Black Splendor’ (unpatented) and ‘Flavorosa’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 10,285).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventor: Terry A. Bacon
  • Patent number: PP29777
    Abstract: ‘Polaris’ is new plum tree variety that can be distinguished from other plum tree varieties by a combination of characteristics that include harvesting date, flesh color, fruit shape, and eating quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: STARGROW CULTIVAR DEVELOPMENT (PROPRIETARY) LTD.
    Inventor: Jeanne Fourie
  • Patent number: PP29789
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum tree variety, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplumfiftythree’ is characterized by having large, juicy fruit with black skin and red flesh. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftythree’ also has a high Brix:Acid ratio, firm flesh, a mild sweet flavor and a stone that clings to the flesh. The date of ripening of the fruit of the new variety is later than for ‘Black Splendor’ (unpatented) and earlier than ‘Owen-T’ (unpatented). The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftythree’ is larger than the fruit of ‘Black Splendor’ and smaller than the fruit of ‘Owen-T’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventor: Terry A. Bacon
  • Patent number: PP29846
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum tree variety, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplumfiftyone’ is characterized by having large fruit with dark red flesh. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftyone’ is also moderately firm, juicy and has a mild sweet flavor. The date of the harvest of the fruit of the new variety is later than for ‘Black Splendor’ (unpatented). The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftyone’ ripens with nearly same timing as the fruit of ‘Friar’ (unpatented) but has a dark red flesh compared to yellow-colored flesh for the fruit of ‘Friar’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventor: Terry A. Bacon
  • Patent number: PP30184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, vigorous, hardy, and very productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from another plum or interspecific tree that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘Plumsweet XV’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 23,687). The present variety's abundance of blossoms and moderate pollen production entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the first week of September, with first picking on Sep. 5, 2017. The fruit is uniform, very large in size, nearly black in skin color, clingstone in type, full yellow in flesh color, firm in texture, juicy, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP30210
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a small size, medium vigorous, hardy, and very productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the late season, such as ‘Plumred VII’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 23,688). The present variety produces a heavy amount of bloom with a moderate amount of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the last part of September, with first picking on Sep. 25, 2017, and will hang on the tree an additional thirty days. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, dark purplish red in skin color, dark red in flesh color, clingstone in type, mostly ovate in shape, firm in texture, very sweet, and outstanding in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP31078
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum tree variety, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplumfiftysix’ is characterized by having very large fruit, with reddish-black skin and red flesh. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftysix’ also has firm flesh, a sweet-mild flavor and a stone that is semi-free from the flesh. The date of ripening of the fruit of the new variety is approximately September 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventor: Terry A. Bacon
  • Patent number: PP31079
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum tree variety, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplumfiftyfive’ is characterized by having early-ripening fruit that is large, with black skin and red flesh. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftyfive’ also has firm flesh, a sweet-mild flavor and a stone that is semi-free from the flesh. The date of ripening of the fruit of the new variety is approximately June 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventor: Terry A. Bacon
  • Patent number: PP31191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from another plum or interspecific tree that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘Plumsweet X’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 19,528). The present variety's abundance of blossoms and moderate pollen production entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the second week of September, with first picking on Sep. 13, 2018. The fruit is uniform, medium in size, almost full red in skin color, clingstone in type, red to pink in flesh color, firm in texture, juicy, very sweet and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP31404
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum variety is described. ‘Sweet Pekeetah’ is an Asian plum variety with unique traits, as extremely late blooming and ripening dates. The flesh of ‘Sweet Pekeetah’ has crunchy texture, green color and soluble solids concentration reaches 20-22%, with upstanding sensory quality. The postharvest life potential of ‘Sweet Pekeetah’ can last 60 days keeping the original high sensory quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
    Inventor: Rodrigo Arturo Infante Espiñeira
  • Patent number: PP31849
    Abstract: A new and distinct plum tree variety, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplumfiftyseven’ is characterized by fruit that is large, with black skin and dark red flesh and ripens early in the season. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplumfiftyseven’ also has firm flesh, a mildly sweet flavor and a stone that is adherent to the flesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventor: Terry A. Bacon
  • Patent number: PP31959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium to large size, vigorous, hardy, and very productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from another plum or interspecific tree that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘Plumsweet V’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,369). The present variety's moderate amount of blossoms and strong pollen production entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the first week of August, with first picking on Aug. 1, 2018. The fruit is medium is size, very oblate in shape, black in skin color, clingstone in type, mostly red in flesh color, firm in texture, juicy, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP32015
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from another plum or interspecific tree that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘September YUMMY®’ plum tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,220). The present variety's moderate blossom density and abundant pollen production entices strong bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during mid to late September, with first picking on Sep. 20, 2018. The fruit is uniform, large in size, very dark red in skin color, clingstone in type, mostly yellow in flesh color, firm in texture, juicy, and outstanding in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP32160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a small size, moderately vigorous, hardy, and very productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Plumcandy XIII’ plum tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 28,468). The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during the last part of September, with first picking on Sep. 29, 2019, and will hang on the tree an additional thirty days. The fruit is uniformly medium to large in size, very dark red in skin color, orange yellow to dark red in flesh color, clingstone in type, slightly oblate in shape, firm in texture, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP32189
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Plumsweet X’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 19,528). The present variety produces a moderate amount of flowers that produce an abundance of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during late June, with first picking on Jun. 26, 2019. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, a red and green two-tone in skin color, almost full red in flesh color, freestone in type, globose to heart shaped, firm in texture, juicy, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP32190
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of Prunus cerasifera Prunus plant, herein referred to by its cultivar name, ‘NCPR-7’, is provided which forms dark purple colored foliage. The new variety forms moderately vigorous vegetation and provides growth habit that is weeping. The new variety is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Dennis James Werner, Layne Karlton Snelling
  • Patent number: PP33139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Plumsweet XVI’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 26,055). The present variety produces a heavy density of flowers that produce a moderate amount of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during early August, with first picking on Aug. 5, 2020. The fruit is uniformly large in size, very deep purplish red in skin color, full dark red flesh color, clingstone in type, globose to oblate in shape, firm in texture, juicy, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP33155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a large size, vigorous, hardy, and moderately productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the early season, such as ‘Blackred I’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 19,537). The present variety produces a heavy amount of flowers that produce an abundance of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during early June, with first picking on Jun. 8, 2020. The fruit is medium in size, a solid dark purplish red skin color, full red to pink in flesh color, clingstone in type, oblate in shape, firm in texture, juicy, sweet, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP33307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Plumred III’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 20,864). The present variety produces a heavy amount of flowers that produce an abundance of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during early to mid July, with first picking on Jul. 10, 2020. The fruit is medium to large in size, dark red with fine freckling throughout in skin appearance, entirely dark red in flesh color, clingstone in type, globose to oblate in shape, firm in texture, juicy, very sweet, and excellent in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP33353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a-medium size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Santa Rosa’ plum tree (unpatented). The present variety produces a heavy amount of flowers that produce an abundance of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during mid June, with first picking on Jun. 10, 2020. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, dark red in skin color, full deep red in flesh color, clingstone in type, globose in shape, firm in texture, juicy, very sweet, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP33354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a small to medium size, moderately vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid to late season, such as ‘Blackred IV’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 20,832). The present variety produces a heavy amount of flowers that produce a moderate amount of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during late June, with first picking on Jun. 29, 2020. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, very dark purplish red in skin color, very dark red in flesh color, semi-freestone in type, globose in shape, firm in texture, juicy, very sweet, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Jon M. Quisenberry, Lowell Glen Bradford
  • Patent number: PP33445
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of plum tree (Prunus salicina), which is denominated varietally as ‘Waplumone’, and which produces an attractively colored red-fleshed, freestone plum which is mature for harvesting and shipment approximately July 2 to July 12 under the ecological conditions prevailing in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Wawona Packing Co., LLC
    Inventors: John Keith Slaughter, Kaylan M. Roberts
  • Patent number: PP33720
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of plum tree, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplum59’, is characterized by having fruit that is very large, with reddish-black skin and yellow flesh that ripens late in the season. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplum59’ also has firm flesh, a very sweet flavor and a stone that is adherent to the flesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventors: Terry A. Bacon, Terrence J. Frett
  • Patent number: PP33837
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of plum tree, Prunus salicina, cv. ‘Suplum60’ is characterized by having fruit that is very large, with black skin and red flesh that ripens late in the season. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suplum60’ also has firm flesh, a mildly sweet flavor and a stone that is adherent to the flesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventors: Terry A. Bacon, Terrence J. Frett
  • Patent number: PP33972
    Abstract: A Japanese plum tree named ‘AJOP20’ distinguished by its early season harvest maturity and its large high-quality fruit with yellow and pink-red skin color, good flavor and heavy cropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Fivefifty5 Superfoods Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Joseph Rullo
  • Patent number: PP34133
    Abstract: The new variety of plum tree ‘Suplum63’ is characterized by a semi-upright habit, and by having fruit that is very large for a late season plum, with black skin, dark red firm flesh, a mildly sweet flavor, and a stone that is adherent to the flesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventors: Terry A. Bacon, Terrence J. Frett
  • Patent number: PP34134
    Abstract: The new variety of plum tree ‘Suplum62’ is characterized by having fruit that is medium sized for a mid-season plum, with yellow skin, firm yellow flesh, a very sweet flavor and a stone that is adherent to the flesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventors: Terry A. Bacon, Terrence J. Frett
  • Patent number: PP34163
    Abstract: A Japanese plum variety named ‘GW1’ notable for its very late harvest maturity and its intensely colored fruit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Vitaplum Technology Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Graeme Watters
  • Patent number: PP34164
    Abstract: The new variety of plum tree ‘Suplum64’ is characterized by having oblong fruit that is large sized for a late-season plum, with mottled green-red skin, firm dark red-purple flesh, and a very sweet flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventors: Terry A. Bacon, Terrence J. Frett
  • Patent number: PP34182
    Abstract: The new variety ‘Suplum61’ is characterized by having fruit that is large, with dark red dapple skin as firm flesh, a mildly sweet flavor and a stone that is adherent to the flesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sun World International, LLC
    Inventors: Terry A. Bacon, Terrence J. Frett
  • Patent number: PP34183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Blackred V’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 19,576). The present variety produces a medium density of flowers that produce a heavy amount of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during early July, with first picking on Jul. 1, 2021. The fruit is uniformly medium in size, almost black in skin color, very dark red in flesh color, semi-freestone in type, globose to ovate in shape, extremely firm in texture, juicy, very sweet, and excellent in flavor. Also, the fruit is very heat tolerant and can hang firm on the tree for over 3 weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP34207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the late season, such as ‘Plumred VII’ interspecific tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 23,688). The present variety produces a heavy density of flowers that produce a moderate amount of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during late August, with first picking on Aug. 22, 2021. The fruit is uniformly large in size, globose to oblate in shape, very deep purplish red with heavy freckling in skin color, full red flesh in color, clingstone in type, firm and crisp in texture, juicy, very sweet, excellent in flavor, and virtually non-acidic in both the flesh and skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry
  • Patent number: PP34235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plum tree, Prunus salicina, and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a small size, moderately vigorous, hardy, and productive tree. Being self-unfruitful, the present variety requires cross pollination from an apricot, interspecific, or plum that blooms during the mid season, such as ‘Blackred III’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 18,668) interspecific tree. The present variety produces a heavy amount of flowers that produce an abundance of pollen to entice good bee activity to facilitate pollination. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described during mid June, with first picking on Jun. 14, 2021. The fruit is medium to large in size, dark purplish red in skin color, full dark red in flesh color, clingstone in type, oblate in shape, firm in texture, juicy, moderately sweet, and very good in flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Lowell Glen Bradford, Jon M. Quisenberry