Plum – Superior

$80.00

A plum tree for northern gardens. Produces abundant crops of fire-red fruit with sweet, juicy, yellow flesh. Hardiness zone 4-8.

 

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Description

Botanical Name
Prunus americana x Prunus salicina

Family
Rosaceae

Spacing
Grows 5 m (18′) tall and 5 m (14′) .

Depth
Prepare a hole that is about twice the size of the root mass. Dig in one bucketful of well-rotted organic material before planting.

Requirements
Well-drained, loamy soil. Full sun.

Pests
Plum trees are resistant to pests and diseases. Watch for aphids, plum sawfly.

Timing
Plant during the dormant season from November to March. Autumn is ideal as the soil is still warm.

Growing
Water newly-planted trees frequently as they establish in their first spring and summer, and before the onset of drought, when mature trees may need watering too. This is particularly important when the fruit starts to swell. Mulch around the rooting area with a 5-cm (2″) layer of well-rotted manure, in March and early April.

Harvest
July

Season
Perennial