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Burbank™ Elephant Heart Plum

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Description

Large, baseball-size plums. This variety was developed by Luther Burbank and introduced to home gardeners by Stark Bro’s in 1929. Sometimes called a “blood plum” because of its dark-red flesh. Fruit is juicy and flavorful – excellent for eating fresh or canning. Tree thrives in arid and semi-arid areas. Freestone. Ripens in September. Best pollinators: Redheart, Shiro, Ozark Premier or Starking® Delicious™.

Characteristics

Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' Tall X 18 - 20' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow plum trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Shipping Restrictions

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Best tasting plum that I have grown. Prolific bearing. Crisp and juicy fruit!
Rufina L on Apr 2, 2016
Best tasting plum that I have grown. Prolific bearing. Crisp and juicy fruit!
Rufina L on Apr 2, 2016
I have a Shiro Plum that flowers every year, but no other plum tree to pollinate.
Kathy J on Feb 28, 2016
I have a Shiro Plum that flowers every year, but no other plum tree to pollinate.
Kathy J on Feb 28, 2016

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Beautiful tree
We received a sturdy tree and it grew very well for two years, but unfortunately our irrigation ditch washed out and drowned the poor thing. They do not like standing water!
May 4, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Burbank Elephant Heart Plum
This plum is just the best. Perfect for eating right off the tree and makes the best jam. For me I consider it the only one to have.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Performance of Elephant Heart Plum in SW Idaho
I planted my tree in 2015. It did not grow much because we were in drought, with irrigation-water shortages. The tree is growing far better this year because of a good water supply and moderate spring temperatures. I've eaten Elephant Heart from a tree in Emmett, ID and know how good the fruit is, also that it can keep in the refrigerator till Christmas if properly stored. The cultivar appears to be well adapted to our location--there is a bearing tree of it next door that is about 10-15 years old. My tree is in the 1-1/4 acre commercial orchard that I planted.

Bob Purvis
Horticulturist, M.S.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Burbank Heart Plum
Purchased two plums, (bare root), one in 2014 was one year plant (1/2 caliber), which didn't make it. I purchase a second tree with a larger caliber the next year, so far it is doing well. Would recommend the larger caliber tree.
May 26, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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