Čačanska lepotica

It derived from the cross of 'Wangenheims Frühzwetsche' and 'Požegača'. Hybridization was performed in 1961. It was named and released in 1975. The breeders were Dr. Staniša A. Paunović, Dr. Milisav Gavrilović and Dr. Petar Mišić.

The tree is medium vigorous on the Myrobalan seedling rootstock. It has a loose pyramidal crown of high yielding capacity.The branches abound in bearing wood. It bears fruit on May bouquets and on one-year-old wood. Flower buds contain 1.9 flowers on average.The leaf is medium large, deep green, varying in shape from elliptic to rhomboid like. Petiole is medium long, with few glands at leaf base. The flower is large, white, with well developed flower elements. The flowering season is mid-early, with 'Rut Gerstetter' and 'Čačanska Rodna', and 1−3 days before 'Stanley'. Self-fertile. It fruits in its second or third leaf. A regular and heavy bearer under different agro-ecological conditions. Relatively susceptible to red leaf spot (Polystigma rubrum Pers.) and plum rust (Puccinia pruni spinosae Diet.) and therefore requires regular control measures. It is not susceptible to fruit and flower rot (Monilinia laxa Aderh et Ruhl.) and is tolerant to Plum pox virus. Highly compatible with plum rootstocks.

The fruit is small to medium large, depending on crop (30−40 g). Dimensions: length - 43.8 mm, width - 39.0 mm, thickness - 37.2 mm. Suture line is prominent, dividing fruit into equal halves. Stalk is short, adhering excellently to fruit and shoot. Skin is thin, deep blue with silvery bloom. Flesh is greenish-yellow, firm, juicy, sweet-subacid. The stone is medium large, elliptical, light brown, completely free. Dimensions: length - 22.6 mm, width - 14.3 mm, thickness - 8.7 mm, weight - 1.36 g.

Mid-early cultivar (late July or early August). The fruits are firm with good shipping quality. May be harvested early, as it takes on color early, which adds up to the shipping quality of the cultivar.

Plum 'Čačanska lepotica' is an early, dessert, high quality cultivar. As less vigorous it may be grown in intensive plantings. A regular and heavy bearer in all localities. It is tolerant to Sharka so it can be grown in Sharka-affected areas. It is grown in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and in all republics of ex-Yugoslavia.