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Alderman Plum

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Description

Here’s a delicious, large, Japanese-style plum that is so cold-hardy, it will gladly bear huge crops of beautiful, red plums even after the coldest winters! Developed in Minnesota, Alderman yields fruit as early as one year after planting. Burgundy-red skin gives way to golden flesh, which is sweeter than most other Japanese plums. Best pollinators: Starking® Delicious™ or Ozark Premier. Ripens late August.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Late August
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

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 18 - 20' tall x 18 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 18 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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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Why did you choose this?
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I have a Pluerry and it will cross fertilize. Tried another variety of pluerry but it did not survive
Elana H on Oct 9, 2020
Because this plum tree grows in my 9B zone.
Roy W on Apr 2, 2019
I have a Pluerry and it will cross fertilize. Tried another variety of pluerry but it did not survive
Elana H on Oct 9, 2020
I am building my backyard orchard.
cereta g on Jun 28, 2020
Because this plum tree grows in my 9B zone.
Roy W on Apr 2, 2019
As a pollinator for Ozark Premier
LINDA L on Mar 2, 2019
I have a Santa Rosa plum tree which is self pollinating, but does not produce much fruit. I am hoping another Japanese plum will help.
Robin L on Feb 21, 2019
Our plum trees died after 25+ years and some really bad weather. We went one summer without plums and now know that's not working for us. The Alderman and Santa Rosa varieties have worked so well together in the past, we couldn't choose one over the other!
Mom40s on Feb 4, 2019
I am building my backyard orchard.
cereta g on Jun 28, 2020
As a pollinator for Ozark Premier
LINDA L on Mar 2, 2019

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Alderman Plum Has A Different Look - And Has Grown Beautifully
My Stark Alderman plum looks quite different to my other plum trees with it's lighter colored leaves. But, it has grown very well since potting it for some months and then planting it in line with established Ozark and Santa Rosa plums. I'm looking forward to this tree bearing fruit early, as it has already grown a strong trunk with strong well spread branches. It is about six feet tall with a branch diameter of about four feet now - here in Alabama. I also noticed the destructive deer avoided it while munching tender leaves and twigs from my Santa Rosa and Ozark Premiere plums this fall. The Japanese beetles also avoided it somewhat for the leaves of the other plum trees. The beetles will no longer be a problem since I made heavy use of granules that destroy their larvae, and a new natural spray I've found that kills them in the mature stage almost immediately. The Alderman has grown substantially - on par with the Stark Ozark Premiere I planted in 2018 which is now around ten feet tall with a diameter of six feet or more of nicely spread branches. The new Ozark will likely bear fruit this coming season.
December 8, 2019