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Plums for blue ribbon-winning preserves! This consistent tree bears heavy crops of medium-size plums that are tart and juicy. Tree is vigorous and hardy. Clingstone. Ripens in September. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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.


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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Makes great jelly
Lucinda P on May 15, 2016
I saw an article in a paper that stated these were the plums in preserves that won first place at the fairs. That is what I want in my pantry!
Mary T on Mar 13, 2016
Makes great jelly
Lucinda P on May 15, 2016
My favorite preserves
Donna V on Mar 21, 2016
I saw an article in a paper that stated these were the plums in preserves that won first place at the fairs. That is what I want in my pantry!
Mary T on Mar 13, 2016
My favorite preserves
Donna V on Mar 21, 2016
will the deer like this tree?
Cindy H on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Young trees should be encircled with a woven wore fence 5 foot high for about 5 years. Then they'll be too big for the deer to bother. Deer repellent capsules that hang on the tree work well, too, but you have to replace them 3x a year or more.
What color flesh?
Steven H on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Damsons have a golden flesh like other European plums.

Customer Reviews

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Damson Plum
I was surprised that this worked. Tree in the mail, who knew. Planted it promptly upon receipt last summer. It survived the winter and is now leafing out. I expect it will need a couple of years to establish itself.
May 23, 2016
1 year ago
Beautiful little tree.
I'm looking forward to seeing it grow. I have 6' tall fence circle around it for deer and rabbit protection. It's black welded wire 2"x4" and I made 4 of them from a 50' roll. It blends in well. I didn't like the spiral tree protectors. They hard to install when trying not to damage the tender trunk. There are better designed guards available.
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
good products
Got a lemon tree, pine berry, n plumb tree. Lemon died.... May have gone without water too long.. but the pine berrys n plumb tree r looking awesome! No berry last yr. But this yr there is close to 30 flowers on the 4 plants I got so I'm looking forward to those. And the plumb is still growing
May 24, 2016
1 year ago
Damson plum for Wyoming Zone 4/5.
Very good quality tree, arrived in great shape. Tolerated light frosts after planting with blooms intact. Damsons do well in clay loam as long as they are well drained.
May 17, 2016
1 year ago
Damson Plum trees
This is spring #2 for one tree and #3 for the other one. Both are leafing out well and appear to have survived another northern Michigan winter. Neither one has bloomed. This might be too early in the season or the trees might be too young. In any case they are both well-shaped and appear to be very healthy.
May 24, 2016
1 year ago
Dwarf Damson Plum from Satrk Bros
Damson is the ONLY plum for jam. Left one behind when we moved and have searched for the true Damson. A Std gets very large so hope the dwarf will be easier maintenance and as good. The whip is smaller than expected but strong , healthy, and (thank you) unpruned. It''l be a few years before I can write a true review of the tree and fruit
March 10, 2016
11 months ago