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- Prunus salicina 'Burgundy' The Burgundy Plum is a medium sized, dark red skin and flesh plum with a sweet, juicy flavor. The fruit has no sourness under its smooth skin. An attractive small deciduous tree with beautiful Spring white blossoms. Summer...
- The Flavor King Pluot is a truly exceptional fruit, born from the perfect union of plum and apricot. With its smooth skin ranging in vibrant hues from deep purple to dark red, it presents an alluring sight during Summer. W...
- The Flavor Queen Pluot is a very delicious hybrid of plum and apricot. These pluot fruits have green skin with a yellowish green flesh. It is very juicy and have an amazingly tasty flavor. Flavor Queen Pluot trees require ...
- Prunus salicina 'Fortune' Fortune plum is very well liked in California for their large, red fruit that is very tasty and juicy. A nice aroma and strong tree that is easy to grow. Stores well and grower.
- Prunus saliciana The Golden Plum tree produces a very delicious, yellow, medium sized plum with sweet and juicy flesh that is golden in color.
- The Green Gage Plum tree produces a very tasty, smaller green fruit that is sweet and juicy when ripe. The yellow-green fruit has a rich plum-honey flavor. Great for canning, desserts or preserves. Freestone. Ripens in e...
- Prunis salicina 'Persian' Our authentic Persian Plum tree from Tabriz, Iran produces a very popular sour green plum that is picked when the fruits are small and green. They are very delicious and eaten while sour and crunchy, often seasoned with sa...
- Prunus salicina "Santa Rosa" The Santa Rosa plum tree is the most popular in California. The fruit has reddish-purple skin color and yellow color flesh. The flavor is sweet and juicy with a bit of tartness under the skin. A very delicious and enjoyabl...
- A nectarine dominant hybrid with plum. The Spice Zee Nectaplum has surprising pleasing flavor. A somewhat acidic, spicy sweet taste and very juicy. An attractive upright tree with a great flush of Spring time blossoms and ...
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Plant Care Information
How To Water - Frequency and Duration to Irrigate
Irrigation Water Quantity and frequency based on tree maturity – Fully saturate the soil with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15 size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.
Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.
Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning
Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production.
Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Harvesting and Pest Management
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Deciduous trees need about 5 hours of direct sunlight for proper growth and fruit production.
Sunlight Sensitive plants like Cherries, Persimmons, and Plums can burn in hot climates if they lack water. Use afternoon shade to prevent this damage. A lack of light will stunt growth; balance is key.