Plums are show stoppers up here at the farm. Sometimes in August & September you can’t see the ground through the multi-colored plums. The trick is to plant a grove of them (4-6 trees) 8-15’ apart & let them grow in a close group. Some magic happens … between them. Plant Americans with Americans, Europeans with Europeans for cross pollination. It’s OK to have both kinds in the same area.
Read "Effortlessly Growing Plums" by David Fried in Green Energy Times, Feb 15, 2014
Golden Plums in August, excellent favor, bears at a young age.
|Alderman||Red juicy fruit with great favor, bred in Minnesota for cold climates. Bears early.
|Black Ice||A purple-red, round-shaped and deliciously fleshy plum from Wisconsin.
|American||Red, small abundant fruit, loads of blossoms, seedling vigor.
|Red Diamond||Disease resistant small red/purple plum from Minnesota. Small tree, abundant flowers.
|Superior||Large, dark red with yellow fesh, sweet, juicy, ripens mid-late August. Bears early.
|Kahinta||Purple-red plums cover our tree in August & September.
|Toka||Red, early September, prolifc, excellent pollinator, rich favor and fragrance.
|Underwood||Red, August plum, very juicy & sweet. Freestone.
|Waneta||Purple-red, September plums, with a mango-like favor. Ruins many a shirt.
|Opal||Purple with yellow fesh, from Sweden.|
|Mt. Royal||Dark round purple fruit, sweet excellent quality. Excellent for fresh eating and for drying.|
|Hildreth||Purple sweet small prune plum from Wyoming|
|Todd||Blue-purple prune type, good for drying|
European types tend to be self fruitful but are helped by another European pollinator.
Not all sizes are available for each variety$35, $75, $150*, & $250* sizes.
* Available in bearing age size.