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Stark® Beach Plum

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Description

Grow small, tasty plums prized for jams and jellies. An asset to your landscape — fragrant white flowers in spring attract birds, bees, and butterflies. 3/4-inch fruit may vary from purplish-black to red when ripe. Natural bush-form can be pruned into a tree form if desired — simply remove low limbs and suckers to encourage singular trunk development. Keep pruned at a manageable size for easy harvest. Tolerant of poor soils. Cold-hardy. Freestone. Ripens in late August. Seedling. Plant two or more for proper pollination and larger crops. (Prunus maritima)

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Small
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet Yet Tart
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I like plums and i like to use the yard for producing a crop that can be enjoyed by the family, the horses can enjoy the grass but i like the fruit
TIM M on Jun 12, 2016
I already own one and need another for pollination.
Lorraine S on Jun 3, 2016
I like plums and i like to use the yard for producing a crop that can be enjoyed by the family, the horses can enjoy the grass but i like the fruit
TIM M on Jun 12, 2016
It reminds me of the wild plums of my childhood.
Eileen G on Jun 9, 2016
I already own one and need another for pollination.
Lorraine S on Jun 3, 2016
I chose this for cooking and Jam.
Toni R on Apr 20, 2016
I know the beach plum grows as a native in my area. I'm hoping to have an easy to grow casual hedge that will provide flower for pollinators and fruit for me and the birds with little effort on my part.
Kathleen H on Mar 29, 2016
I love Beach Plums from my days in N. H. and I thought I would like to see if they could grow in my sandy soil with a misting micro climate.
Betti B on Mar 10, 2016
sandy soil tolerant of poor soils
Heidi P on Mar 9, 2016
I needed a pollinator for the Superior Plum.
Thomas P on Feb 23, 2016
It reminds me of the wild plums of my childhood.
Eileen G on Jun 9, 2016
I chose this for cooking and Jam.
Toni R on Apr 20, 2016

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Hanging in there!
We thought we had lost these but have bounced back. Leafing out nicely.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Beach plum
Such a beautiful tree. The shipping was well pack and tree was healthy. It's flower but has not fruited. So I can't wait for the fruit. It's not fuzzy and growth is not aggressive. Just make sure to put sand in it's surrounding.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago