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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
Blue Damson Plum - Standard
Very old variety, rugged, vigorous and dependable. Small, round, blue-black plums for jams and jellies. Freestone flesh is green and tart. Late blooming, cold hardy to zone 5, heavy bearing. Ripens in late August/early September. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.
Burgundy Plum - Standard
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 Myro.
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.
Elephant Heart Plum - Semi-dwarf
Home orchard favorite! Large, heart shaped plum with sweet, juicy, firm red flesh, rich flavor and dark reddish purple, mottled skin. Hardy, heavy bearing. Ripens in September with long harvest season. 500 hours or less. Pollenized by Beauty or 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 August. Partly self-fruitful or pollenize with Santa Rosa or Wickson. Pat. No. 4977. 400 hours or less. Available on Cit.
Laroda Plum - Semi-dwarf
Very high scores for flavor and overall appeal in Dave Wilson Nursery taste tests. Dark purple skinned plum with juicy, richly flavored red and amber flesh. Prolonged harvest late July to mid August, 5 to 6 weeks after Santa Rosa. 400 hours. Pollenize with Santa Rosa, Late Santa Rosa, Nubiana or Burgundy. Available on Cit.
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 August. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.
Santa Rosa Plum - Standard
Most popular plum in California 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 California 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.