boy, does this one produce! An Auburn University hybrid (War Eagle!),
the tree is a vigorous grower and usually bears a heavy crop in it's
second year. The fruit is juicy with excellent sweet flavor great for
fresh eating and cooking.
Coloring is dark red with red flesh. Resistant
to black knot disease. Ripens late June.
Zones 5-8. (700 chill hours)
This plum is the highest ranked of the AU series of plums in disease
resistance to bacterial spot, black knot, scald and brown rot. With all
the flavorful attributes of Santa Rosa, these firm dark red fruit have a
saffron yellow flesh that is juicy with an excellent flavor. Great for
fresh eating, cooking and canning. Trees are vigorous and productive.
Ripens early July. Zones
6-8. (700 chill hours.)
Methley hybrid developed at Auburn Univ. (War Eagle!) for high disease resistance and
heavy cropping. The fruit is large with scarlet skin color, and the
juicy red flesh has excellent flavor. This long-lived tree flowers
profusely and is self-pollinating as well as a pollinator for
Ripens early to mid July. Zones 6-8. (700 chill hours.)
Queen Rosa is a lightly freckled, dark red/purple plum with juicy, mild,
light amber flesh. When cooked or raw it has a tangy flavor, but leaving
the skin on adds some sweetness to the cooked fruit. Ripens late June.
Zones 5-9. (550 chill hours.)
Released by USDA in 1998, Bluebyrd is an
excellent European type
plum for home garden use. The fruit is blue
with amber flesh, medium to large in size with excellent flavor and high
The tree is vigorous, productive and needs a
(700 chill hours)
variety is often grown mainly for drying, but is also good fresh and
canned. The deep purple oblong fruit is freestone with yellow flesh. A
self-pollinating variety, it is a heavy bearer and ripens early
September. Late blooming for frost protection.
(700 chill hours)
Std. 1 Yr. $22.00
What a great summer
treat to eat a plum straight off the tree – juicy and sweet! Plums
have been grown and cultivated for centuries and were even included
in the Hanging Garden of Babylon, and are used in all sorts of
recipes from fresh in salads and ice creams, to cooked in jams,
jellies, chutneys, pastries and sauces.
Plums require full sun, well drained and moderately fertile soil on high ground or ground that is not in a frost pocket to avoid late spring frosts.
Japanese plums ( the round juicy type in the grocery
stores ) require cross pollination with another variety to ensure better crops
unless noted as self-pollinating.
( oval and blue ) are
self-pollinating. Set trees out with Orchard Starter Tablets, and in
succeeding years fertilize with a complete fruit fertilizer. Bearing
begins a 2-3 years.