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The best of yellow plums. This variety beats all others in appearance and taste. Luminous yellow skin covers sweet, juicy flesh. A heavy bearer, Shiro grows clusters of plums all throughout the tree. Heat-tolerant. Clingstone. Ripens in late July. Best pollinators: Redheart, Ozark Premier, Starking® Delicious™ or Methley.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Late July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.

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.

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
This is the most awesome plum I have ever eaten. My family and friends ask me every year if I have plums. Tart skin with a sugary sweet inside. This is also one of the hardiest plants I have ever grown.
SEDWYN C on May 18, 2016
really good plum for eating or making plum wine.
Alfred G on Feb 24, 2016
This is the most awesome plum I have ever eaten. My family and friends ask me every year if I have plums. Tart skin with a sugary sweet inside. This is also one of the hardiest plants I have ever grown.
SEDWYN C on May 18, 2016
I had one where we lived before, grew quickly, plums were fantastic.
Lucinda P on May 15, 2016
really good plum for eating or making plum wine.
Alfred G on Feb 24, 2016
I had one where we lived before, grew quickly, plums were fantastic.
Lucinda P on May 15, 2016
My plum tree produced lots of fruit for the first time this year in April and now the leaves are dying and I have no idea why I live in coastal area of South Carolina and it's only June 20th but I don't recall it ever shedding leaves this early I have been growing this tree about 5 years What could possibly be the reason?
Leigh on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the leaves are dry and crumbly, the tree may be getting scorched by heat and/or not getting enough water. It could also be from too much nitrogen fertilizer. Yellowed leaves could be a nutrient imbalance or too much water/poorly drained soil. If the leaves have holes in them, it could be a pest or fungus that is causing it.

Customer Reviews

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great plum tree
my 2nd Shiro plum. Best tasting plums. Grows great! i have lots of clay soil and it still grows good.
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
Shiro Plum
This tree grew double size since i bought last year. I really in love this tree.
May 20, 2016
1 year ago
The tree arrived very healthy and is doing very well.
May 12, 2016
over 2 years ago
Beautiful tree
I purchased a Shiro plum from Stark Bros last Spring to plant on my hill of fruit trees as a pollinator to another type of plum tree. It came in the mail in great condition. Once planted, it began to leaf out within days, and grew approximately 12 inches in height the first summer. I just checked on it again, hoping it had made it through the winter alright, and it is thriving - loaded with fat, green buds. I think this is going to be a great plum tree! I've ordered fruit trees online elsewhere, and this is the ONLY place I will shop from now on. Excellent quality! Five stars.
March 24, 2016
Review of Shiro Plum
Shiro plum is a very attractive luminous yellow color, is very tasty, and is one of the most reliable and precocious producers of plums in my hot climate in Inland Southern California. The Stark website incorrectly lists it as incompatible in my climate zone. Stark's website incorrectly reports that quite a few fruit trees that do extremely well in my climate zone are incompatible with my zone, including such trees as Spitzenburg apple, Arkansas Black Apple, Red Fuji Apple, and others. They should look at Kevin Hauser's Kuffel Creek website to learn that many varieties of apples need far less chilling hours than previously believed.
May 19, 2016
1 year ago
Early but so far so good
i got the tree last year, but it is growing great. hopefully the plant will produce fruit soon. thanks Stark Bros.
June 7, 2016
1 year ago
Love my shiro
The Shiro plum trees produce loads of unbelieveable sweet fruit. My friend infuses the fruit with volka and places them in the freezer for about an hour. The result is wonderful. Heavy producer, great fruit
May 24, 2016
1 year ago
Shiro Plum (yellow/Golden)
My Shiro Plum tree is growing very nice, branches are about 10 to 12 feet tall. I am very please with my purchase. "No Plums just yet"
May 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
Shiro Plum
I got this variety because I remember sitting in the neighbors yellow plum over 50 years ago, eating fresh, ripe plums. (With the neighbor's permission of course). The order arrived in good shape last spring. Seems to be growing well so far this spring. Looking forward to fruit next spring. Probably won't sit in the tree for a few years.
May 10, 2016
1 year ago
Shiro Plum and Climate Zone
i did not notice that the Shiro Plum does well in Climate Zones 1-9 when I purchased it. Well the plant is still in my sun room in a large pot and I plan to transfer it into a raised planter box in a few weeks. I happen to live in Zone 10. We will have to wait and see if it will take root in my Climate Zone before I can make a full review. I was impress with how it grew straight out of the box when I purchased it. So I would make another purchase from Stark Bros again, but I will have to read the description carefully so that I know if the next plant will be a right fit for my Climate Zone.
June 1, 2016
1 year ago