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Bare Root Plums & Prunes
The majority of our plum offerings are Japanese varieties, which include many different colors, shapes and flavors. The most familiar and popular is Santa Rosa with its tart purple skin and sweet, juicy, amber flesh. The tree is usually very productive and, if the plums are picked when still firm, they are more useful for cooking and baking. When soft ripe, it is best to eat them out of hand.
Plum trees are usually vigorous growers and they have few diseases in our area, considered to be the dry West. If fungal diseases and insects such as scale occur in your area, a spray of copper sulfate combined with horticultural oil should be applied during the dormant season. When plum leaves start to curl, many people suspect that their trees have been infected with peach leaf curl, the fungal disease of peaches and nectarines. However, curled plum leaves generally indicate the presence of aphids. This problem can be handled with a spray of insecticidal soap, or, if available in your area, a package of live lady bugs.
Plums & Prunes
Beauty Plum - Semi-dwarf
Sweet, flavorful plum, more widely adapted than Santa Rosa and more productive in cool, rainy climates. Fruit has red over yellow skin, amber flesh is streaked red. Good pollenizer. Ripens in June. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Burgundy Plum - Semi-dwarf
Sweet, juicy and pleasing mild flavored plum with maroon skin and flesh, small pit and little or no tartness. High taste test scores. Very productive. Tree has narrow, upright habit. Prolonged harvest, late July to mid August. 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Catalina Plum - Semi-dwarf
Large, black skinned, favorite fresh market plum with very high taste test scores; one of the best plums for fresh eating. Amber flesh is sweet and juicy but still firm when fully ripe, with very little tartness at skin and pit. Ripens late July. Vigorous, productive tree; one of the best choices for home planting. 3-400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Friar Plum - Semi-dwarf
Large, round plum with black skin and amber flesh. Harvest is prolonged--fruit is hard-ripe 4-5 weeks after Santa Rosa, but sweetest and most delicious several weeks later, in mid to late August. 400 hrs. Self-fruitful or plant with Santa Rosa. Available on Cit.
Golden Nectar Plum - Semi-dwarf
Popular, extra large, oblong yellow dessert plum. Skin is golden amber, waxy and thin, with a tender texture. Flesh is amber, firm, sweet, juicy with excellent flavor and very small pit. Ripens evenly. Great eating quality both fresh and dried and good keeping quality. Ripens in Aug. Partly self-fruitful or pollinate with Santa Rosa or Wickson. Pat. No. 4977. 400 hours or less. Available on Cit.
Inca Plum - Standard
Medium, heart shaped. Skin is golden with magenta specks and magenta blush around the stem end when ripe. Flesh is rich, dense and crisp. Unique flavor with a perfect balance of tart and sweet. Ripens early to mid August. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.
Mariposa Plum - Semi-dwarf
Large, red fleshed, sweet, juicy, firm, delicious plum with small pit, nearly freestone. Mottled maroon over green skin. Use fresh or cooked. Ripens in August. 250 hrs. Pollinated by Catalina, Nubiana, or Santa Rosa. Available on Cit.
Methley Plum - Standard
Juicy, sweet plum with mild flavor. Flesh is red; skin is reddish purple. Attractive tree, heavy bearing and vigorous. Ripens in June. Recommended for Hawaii, yet cold hardy to zone 4. Less than 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro
Nubiana Plum - Standard
Large, sweet, firm fruit with amber flesh and dark purplish black skin. Has flattened shape with very little tartness at skin or pit. Favorite fresh market plum, excellent for home orchard. Ripens in late July/early Aug. 4-500 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.
Santa Rosa Plum - Standard
Most popular plum in Calif. and Arizona. Juicy, tangy, flavorful amber flesh is tinged red. Has tart, reddish purple skin. Ripens late June. 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.
Santa Rosa Plum - Semi-dwarf
Most popular plum in Calif. and Arizona. Juicy, tangy, flavorful amber flesh is tinged red. Has tart, reddish purple skin. Ripens late June. 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.