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Ruby Sweet Plum

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 Standard Deluxe or Li'l Big Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. Li'l-BIG™ Deluxe fruit trees also include our innovative tree support, recommended for all Li'l-BIG trees.

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

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  • Botanical Name: Prunica Domestica
  • Height: 12-20 feet
  • Spacing: 20 - 25 feet for Standard tree
  • Depth: Plant with graft union 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: 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. Zones 6-8.

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