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Ruby Sweet Plum Tree
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Ruby Sweet Plum Tree

Huge improvement over Stanley European plum.

Sweet and juicy; does well across the South. Ruby-red flesh melts in your mouth. Developed by USDA in Georgia. Ruby Sweet is a huge improvement over old Stanley plums in flavor and disease resistance. Zones 6–8.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Ruby Sweet'
  • Height: Standard: 12-20 feet
  • Spacing: Standard: 20-25 feet
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 15-20 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Will need to be pollinated by another Japanese Plum like Superior, Alderman or a wild plum.
  • Yield: When mature, can produce 50 to 100 pounds of fruit per year.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Fruit: Bears in late summer, fruit has a red skin color, almost a ruby red.
  • Zone: 6 - 8
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: A spectacular white blossom that is quite fragrant.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate, growing 1 to 2 feet per year.
  • Pruning: Remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Remove any crossed, crowded or inward growing limbs. Late Winter or very early Spring.
  • Comments: Sweet and juicy; does well across the South. Ruby-red flesh melts in your mouth. Developed by USDA in Georgia. Ruby Sweet is a huge improvement over old Stanley plums in flavor and disease resistance.

Planting Success: Step by Step

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