One of the many plum hybrids by Floyd Zaiger of Modesto, who has declared an apricot appears in the ancestry of this Asian plum. Apricot is little evident indeed, for Flavor King presents as a Laroda plum plus Santa Rosa flavor, a valuable fruit to follow Laroda in the late plum season. More productive than Flavor Queen and so requires thinning. Fruits oblate, dark purple-black; flesh dark purple, some yellow around the pit, aromatic. Does not hold well on the tree. Requires pollinator, such as Santa Rosa. Late August. On 29c.