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Superior Plum Tree
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Superior Plum Tree

Often Bears the First Year!

Fast-growing clingstone bears red-blushed crimson fruits bursting with super-sweet yellow flesh. Ripens mid to late Aug. Hardy Japanese-American hybrid. We suggest Alderman or wild plums as a pollinator.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

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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  • 08443
  • Standard 2-4 ft.
  • $39.99
  • 62650
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $47.99
  • 62652
  • Reachables® 2'-4'
  • Out of Stock
  • 62653
  • Reachables® Deluxe
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Prunus 'Superior'
  • Height: Standard: 12-15 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-10 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 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Kaga, Alderman or wild plums.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: May
  • Zone: 4 - 8 (-20° F.)
  • Form: Upright, deciduous.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Plum trees adapt to most soil types, as long as they are well-drained. They will not grow in wet soil. They do best in a slightly acidic, (pH 6.3-6.8) clay loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune European plum trees as you would apple trees. Prune hybrid plum trees like peach trees. Prune Japanese plums just like you would prune hybrid plums. The best time to prune plums is early Spring or early Summer during a dry day. Never prune in Winter (to avoid silver leaf disease).
  • Comments: Quick-growing clingstone! Rosy, red-blushed, crimson fruits are bursting with super-sweet yellow flesh. Rich full-bodied flavor, delicious for fresh eating. One of the first to ripen. Ripens mid to late August.

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