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Heirloom Plum Tree Collection

Available Spring 2019

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Description

Plant a delicious plum from the past. Keep our horticultural heritage alive and try these wonderful old-time varieties. Each has its own “personality” and flavor that’s adaptable to jam, fresh eating, tarts, cobblers and even wine. The colors are deep and rich, with a taste to match. Proper pollinators are conveniently included so you’ll get an abundance of plum blossoms and fruit.

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?
Stark Bro's Store
Seemed like the best deal for the price
G Robert L on Jan 23, 2017
Seemed like the best deal for the price
G Robert L on Jan 23, 2017
Shiro and Damson are on the Missouri Agricultural Extension's list of reliable cultivars for Missouri, and the price was good enough to take a chance on the 3rd one. I've had Shiro before in Missouri, and it consistently out-produced 4 other varieties of plum.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
Shiro and Damson are on the Missouri Agricultural Extension's list of reliable cultivars for Missouri, and the price was good enough to take a chance on the 3rd one. I've had Shiro before in Missouri, and it consistently out-produced 4 other varieties of plum.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
how critical is loamy soil for plums?
Melville T on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What is the alternative? If it is too sandy, adding compost and mulching counteracts sand's lack of nutrients and tendency to dry out too quickly. (Put the soil amendments all the way out to where the branches will spread to, and not right up to the trunk to prevent rot and to draw the roots out for a more stable base.) Clay may be okay on a very well-drained slope. Some clays are nutrient rich, some aren't. If a variety of big weeds and/or volunteer seedling trees thrive where you want to plant your trees, the soil is fine. Pure clay will need to be tilled and mixed with a light garden soil mix or compost to allow aeration. Mulching will help keep clay from alternating between a mud slick and gaping cracks. If you have rocks, get an unbreakable broadfork and dig them out. I have areas with sand, areas with clay and rocks everywhere. I chose a well-drained slope, added garden soil mix and chose (mostly) disease resistant varieties of trees. My 3 plums are doing fine, except Japanese beetles love the Damson plum.
Is the plum dandy tree collection a self-pollinating collection?
Maria W on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While some of the current components of the Plum Dandy Plum Tree Collection are self-pollinating trees, the varieties that are not self-pollinating will cross-pollinate one another. Pollination was one of the factors considered when putting this collection together!

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Wow, they are big
When the fruit trees came they was Nice and large, and now the first spring after getting them they are all doing wonderfull . They are full of leaves and looks quit hardy. Can't wait to get fruit!
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
plum dandy
just got them planted. I am hopeing they do well , they really look nice !
March 3, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
pretty but fruitless
They look nice but no blooms or fruit. I am going to try more fertilizer this fall.
August 20, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago