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Starking® Delicious™ Plum

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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!Easy-to-Grow! A Stark Pick

The best plum we know of, and an excellent choice for first-time growers. We never use the term “delicious” lightly, and this variety is no exception. Consistently bears heavy crops of dessert plums. Disease-resistant and heat-tolerant. Clingstone. Ripens in early August. Best pollinators: Redheart, Shiro, Ozark Premier or Methley.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Early August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy, 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.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of OR. Parts of CO.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.

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Customer Reviews

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Great Customer Service
StarkBro"s is a great company to do business with. I rate them as a top notice company in customer service. As for the Startking Delicious Plum trees that I received they came fast and in great condition. If one has any questions or problems with any of the products from StarkBro's just call them. They have always be very helpful to me. I will do business with them again.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Arrived fresh
Plant arrived fresh and ready to plant. tree is doing great so far.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Doing well this year.
Planted last fall. Doing well this spring, even had a few blooms.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
10 months ago
So far so good
We are now in the second season for this tree. It has flowered beautifully and leafed out fully to the end of the branches. The branching pattern is very even and attractive. Still too young for any crop, although there are about 10 developing fruit on the tree. We were very conscientious about watering last year and will reduce the water somewhat this year. The tree seems to be thriving.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Sweet--great producer
The tree is quite hardy, bears heavily in Utah, and is a sweet, versatile plum. Caution: My 25 year old tree was killed by borers. Though it seemed to be resistant, the borers finally killed it--I should have given that problem more attention early on. I am now growing a replacement--same tree.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Starking Delicious Plum
This is my second time purchasing this tree due to change of residence. The plum is extremely high quality and similar to the plums offered in grocery stores. I have customers asking when these plums will be ready for sale because they are liked by so many people.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Starking Delicious Plum
so far the products are doing well - only had them (plumb trees) for a couple years.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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