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Description

The best of yellow plums. This variety beats all others in appearance and taste. Luminous yellow skin covers sweet, juicy flesh. A heavy bearer, Shiro grows clusters of plums all throughout the tree. Heat-tolerant. Clingstone. Introduced to America in 1899. Ripens in late July. Best pollinators: Redheart, Ozark Premier, Starking® Delicious™ or Methley.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late July
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
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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.

Related Assortments

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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.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Excellent for cross pollination and is a heavy producer
Kevin H on Nov 18, 2016
I had a Shiro plum tree at a former house, and the plums were deliciious!
Cat L on Sep 7, 2016
Excellent for cross pollination and is a heavy producer
Kevin H on Nov 18, 2016
Flavor and hardiness compatibility.
MARLIL L on Oct 30, 2016
I had a Shiro plum tree at a former house, and the plums were deliciious!
Cat L on Sep 7, 2016
Because they grow real good in my zone and they taste sweet and delicious. They are easy to maintain and easy to train.
Gavin M on Aug 26, 2016
This is the most awesome plum I have ever eaten. My family and friends ask me every year if I have plums. Tart skin with a sugary sweet inside. This is also one of the hardiest plants I have ever grown.
SEDWYN C on May 18, 2016
I had one where we lived before, grew quickly, plums were fantastic.
Lucinda P on May 15, 2016
really good plum for eating or making plum wine.
Alfred G on Feb 24, 2016
Flavor and hardiness compatibility.
MARLIL L on Oct 30, 2016
Because they grow real good in my zone and they taste sweet and delicious. They are easy to maintain and easy to train.
Gavin M on Aug 26, 2016
My plum tree produced lots of fruit for the first time this year in April and now the leaves are dying and I have no idea why I live in coastal area of South Carolina and it's only June 20th but I don't recall it ever shedding leaves this early I have been growing this tree about 5 years What could possibly be the reason?
Leigh on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the leaves are dry and crumbly, the tree may be getting scorched by heat and/or not getting enough water. It could also be from too much nitrogen fertilizer. Yellowed leaves could be a nutrient imbalance or too much water/poorly drained soil. If the leaves have holes in them, it could be a pest or fungus that is causing it.

Customer Reviews

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Shiro Plum The Best!
I bought one of these trees years ago. What a surprise. This tree is so hardy and will grow in poor soil. The fruit is super sweet and the skin is tart. Best plum I have ever eaten. My family and friends ask for them every year. I bought a second one for another orchard.
June 1, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
great plum tree
my 2nd Shiro plum. Best tasting plums. Grows great! i have lots of clay soil and it still grows good.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Shiro Plum
This tree grew double size since i bought last year. I really in love this tree.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Delicious small plums!
Highly recommend as a delicious plum that is a heavy bearer. Attractive yellow color in contrast to the green and purple ones on the table. Everyone in our family enjoys these.
August 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Beautiful tree
I purchased a Shiro plum from Stark Bros last Spring to plant on my hill of fruit trees as a pollinator to another type of plum tree. It came in the mail in great condition. Once planted, it began to leaf out within days, and grew approximately 12 inches in height the first summer. I just checked on it again, hoping it had made it through the winter alright, and it is thriving - loaded with fat, green buds. I think this is going to be a great plum tree! I've ordered fruit trees online elsewhere, and this is the ONLY place I will shop from now on. Excellent quality! Five stars.
March 24, 2016
Growing well
I purchased the Shiro Plum as well as another variety late last spring. They were both the smallest size Stark sells but they leafed out soon after planting last year and have leafed out beautifully again this spring. I'm sure I'm still several years from the time the trees will be mature enough to fruit but I'm looking forward to that time.
June 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Plum
The tree arrived very healthy and is doing very well.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Shiro plum
Planted last year had a few flowers on it this year but no fruit yet I hope it flowers next year with my methley So I can get some Fruit very Strong tree
August 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Shiro Plum
This was a fathers day gift for my dad. I have enjoyed watching it grown though pictures from him.
August 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Early but so far so good
i got the tree last year, but it is growing great. hopefully the plant will produce fruit soon. thanks Stark Bros.
June 7, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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