The Angelino plum is a common late season variety which almost becomes the only choice for consumers in Autumn (as the northern hemisphere season ends) and Spring (as the southern hemisphere season ends).
This is a dark red, almost black, plum with a pale-yellow flesh and small stone. The flesh is dense and crunchy, without much juice, but sweet with well-balanced flavour due to the long growing time. Angelino is markedly different to main-season plum varieties: a totally opposite experience to the soft succulence of, say, a Victoria plum or any of the early or mid-season Japanese varieties. However, it can be enjoyed if the fruit is accepted for what it is: a late season, sweet, crunchy red plum.
Angelino is popular with growers due to ease of storage and transport, and it’s late-season slot in their production calendar.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: **
Although Angelino is unexciting compared to many other plum varieties, it can be enjoyed when at its best.
Dense, sweet, crunchy
Names: Angelino; Suplumsix; Prunus salicina Angeleno = ‘Suplumsix’
Origin: USA, released in 1995. Angelino is a Sunworld variety. Plant Breeders’ Rights: Sun World International. Angeleno is a trade mark licensed by Sun World, USA.
Grown in: Angelino is grown in all ‘Mediterranean’ production zones. Principle supplying countries of Angelino to UK are: Spain, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Chile, Argentina.
Harvest & Availability:
- April: Chile, South Africa
- May: Chile, South Africa
- June: Chile, South Africa
- October: Spain, Italy, Portugal
- November: Spain, Italy, Portugal
December: Spain, Italy, Portugal