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Description

Grow giant, sweet and juicy plums. A great plum tree for the Ohio Valley, the Northeast, and the Midwest. Fruit is firm and excellent for cooking, canning, and fresh-eating. Bears young. Offspring of Burbank x Methley. Heat-tolerant. Semi-freestone. Introduced by the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in 1946. Ripens in early- to mid-August. Best pollinators: Shiro, Starking® Delicious™ or Methley.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Extra Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Early To Mid August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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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'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Identified by University of TN as a good tree for this area
GLORIA B on Mar 25, 2017
Identified by University of TN as a good tree for this area
GLORIA B on Mar 25, 2017
Recommended for my area and have tried the fruit, it is delicious
David H on Dec 15, 2016
Recommended for my area and have tried the fruit, it is delicious
David H on Dec 15, 2016
I have a Toka japanese plum tree and am looking for a suitable pollinator. I have heard that you need another Japanese plum. Can you suggest one of your varieties that would be appropriate-- for example, would the Ozark Premier, Redheart or Methley work? Thanks for your help!
GrandmaG on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Toka is actually a Japanese-American hybrid plum variety, so pollination can be tricky. The only variety we (currently) carry that would consistently pollinate Toka is the Superior plum. You can also use other Japanese-American hybrids like Waneta, Pipestone, Alderman, or Underwood.
What is the chill hours requirement for this Ozark plum?
Juan C on Feb 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The chill-hours requirement for Ozark Premier Plum is 800 hours.

Customer Reviews

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last year when I received my Ozark Premier Plum on February 0f 2016 ,I planted it in a pot. Last February I planted it in the ground. It has more than 50 plums now ,I recommend Ozark Premier Plum to all plum lovers highly
May 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Fruit tree
This is the third tree I've ordered from Stark Bros. They have all arrived in perfect shape and take off like crazy after planting. Won't get my fruit trees from anywhere else!
May 19, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
review from the ozark premier plum
I just got this last year, and so far it is doing well. it flowered in the second year, but will not produce any fruit. I did prune it in the second year to thicken the branches, and it is a good idea to do this for next five years or so. you prune to allow the braches to become thicker, and to shape the fruit tree to your desire.

I have approximately 6-7 dwarf plum trees, and look forward in the coming years to enjoy the taste of the Ozark premier plum. I picked this Ozark premier plum for the pollination of the bubblegum plum tree I am also growing as well. I placed them next to each other for better cross-pollination protocol. both of these plums should have a great taste, texture consistence with the quality products I have received from stark brothers nursery.

my overall rating is 5 stars because it is growing so well, although I can not address the taste/texture/size, etc., as of yet.

the stark brothers nursery personal/employees are great to work with, willing to answer any questions you may have.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ozark Premier Plum
I planted my Ozark Premier Plum tree last spring. It is doing very well. It has not made any fruit yet, still too young.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Ozark Premier Plum
I purchased this bare root last season (2016) it's growing great and I've already got 6 plums on it. I've had this before at my old home and the kids and I loved it. Can't wait for it to grow and put on more fruit.
May 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Ozark Premier Plum
My plum has not produced yet, however, I got great growth this year. It should have its first crop next year. Looking forward to eating some great plums. Would recommend this tree. It is easy to grow.
August 10, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nice Tree
Survived the first year, beautiful tree, I got a little clump of flowers this spring. Good hope for the next few.
May 25, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Plum
Unfortunately the plum trees didn't make it through the winter. Sadly, we are zoned for them and it was a mild winter. Not sure what went wrong.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Nice
Growing great lots of branches very excited for next year tritons the 3 in one hole method
May 25, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Plums
Looking forward to having plums from this tree and the other plums I ordered. All have leafed out and are producing new shoots. Next year will be better. :)
June 22, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
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