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Prunus x domestica, Plum

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 Prunus x domestica
Family: Rosaceae
Plum
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

One of the most popular fruit trees both for gardens and commercial fruit crops. Grafted plum trees are capable of bearing large crops from 1-2 year after planting. They make delightful ornamental trees due to their mass display of white blossoms during August. When it flowers in the early spring, a plum tree will be covered in blossom, and in a good year approximately half of the flowers will be pollinated and become plums. Plum fruit tastes sweet and/or tart; the skin may be particularly tart. It is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used in jam-making or other recipes.


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 Prunus x domestica, Plum

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Golf Beauty variety of low chill plum requires approximately 275 chill hours. Good for central and north Florida or similar climate. It is a regular and productive bearer of medium size, firm, semi-freestone good quality fruit. The fruit has deep red skin with blood flesh. It blooms in SW Florida in mid-late February and fruits mature in early-mid May. Highly bacterial spot and leaf-scald resistant
It's preferable to have another plum tree of similar variety for cross-pollination. See here for more information about growing plum in Florida
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
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Prunus sp - Low Chill Plum Golf Rose, Low chill, Grafted

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Golf Rose (Gulfrose) variety of low chill plum requires approximately 275 chill hours. Good for central and north Florida or similar climate. It is a regular and productive bearer of medium size, firm, semi-freestone good quality fruit. The fruit has deep red skin with blood flesh. It blooms in SW Florida in mid-late February and fruits mature in early-mid May. Highly bacterial spot and leaf-scald resistant
It's preferable to have another plum tree of similar variety for cross-pollination. See here for more information about growing plum in Florida
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
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Prunus sp - Low Chill Plum Hypoluxo, Low chill, Grafted

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Hypoluxo variety of low chill plum. Self Pollinator. Needs 200-250 chill hours. Small to medium round fruit with red/purple skin. Flesh is red, soft, very juicy and sweet. Ripens early. Tree is vigorous, upright.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
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California certification

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Prunus sp - Low Chill Plum Methley, Low chill, Grafted

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Methley variety of low chill plum. Needs 200-250 chill hours. Originated in South Africa. Small to medium round fruit with red/purple skin. Flesh is red, soft, very juicy and sweet. Ripens early. Tree is vigorous, upright.
This variety is self-fruitful
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
This item is not certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Prunus sp - Low Chill Plum Santa Rosa, Low chill, Grafted

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Santa Rosa variety of low chill Plum. It needs about 300 chill hours. Large, roundish, purple skinned fruit. Flesh reddish/amber color, firm, juicy, slightly tart. Ripens early. Tree is large, upright and very vigorous. Originated in Santa Rosa, CA by Luther Burbank in 1907
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
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California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Prunus sp - Low Chill Plum Scarlet Beauty, Low chill, Grafted

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Scarlet Beauty variety of low chill plum. Low chill hours (100-150) and self-fertile with fruit ripening in late May to early June in Florida. Large round fruit with red/purple skin. Flesh is soft, very juicy and sweet.
This variety is self-fruitful
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
This item is not certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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