Description

Developed by USDA in Georgia, the Ruby Sweet Plum tree is a Japanese hybrid plum, with a red, almost ruby, skin and juicy red flesh. Ruby Sweet is a huge improvement over old Stanley plums in flavor and disease resistance. In the spring white blossoms are very fragrant, forming juicy plums that ripen in early July.

Enjoy an abundant harvest of Ruby Sweet Plums. The beautiful ruby red fruit is perfect for baking and is also often eaten fresh, canned, or preserved.

This variety is heat tolerant and does well across the South. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Ruby Sweet requires a Japanese plum pollinator nearby to set fruit.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Early
Chill Hours 400 - 500
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 6 - 8

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.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 8
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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

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 100' for best 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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