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Superior Plum

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A plum tree for northern gardens. This robust tree produces abundant crops of fire-red fruit with sweet, juicy, yellow flesh. Dessert plums like these are ideal for eating fresh off the tree. Originates from University of Minnesota in 1933. Cold-hardy. Clingstone. Ripens in August. Best pollinator: Bubblegum Plum®. (Prunus americana x Prunus salicina)


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Fine Texture
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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so far so good!
This is only its second year so I haven't had any fruit from it yet. However, it was shipped well and it overwintered well. It bloomed this year at the same time as the bubblegum plum so I have high hopes!
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
Great plum for general purposes
Planted the Superior Plum 2 years ago and had a bumper crop of plums last year. Made jam and wine worked well for both.
May 14, 2016
over 2 years ago
Plum good in Alaska
It thrived in planting year one. Awoke two weeks ago during early spring. Moose ate the top out. Hung Irish Spring Soap on all trees. Moose gone. Of course the two brown bears chasing it may have something to do with that!
May 12, 2016
1 year ago
Superior Plum
Produced 3 Plums it's first year and they tasted Great!!!
May 5, 2016
over 2 years ago
Tons of Plums
Last year our very young tree gave us a few of the sweetest, most delicious plums we ever had. This year, even after "the drop", it still has nearly 100 fruit; and I need to be selective about which to allow to nature and which ones to cull. It's a great problem to have.
May 14, 2016
over 2 years ago