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Spring Satin Plumcot

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Apricot meets plum. This unique cross produces plumcots with red-black skin and golden red flesh that is very sweet: 33% sugar. Fruit is larger and firmer than other varieties of its kind. Tree is vigorous and productive. Grows well in the humid climate of the Southeast. Clingstone. Originates from Byron, Georgia and introduced in 2002. Ripens in early July. Pollinator required: Choose any other Japanese plum.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Early 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 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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

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
Apricots seem more disease resistant than plums in our area but like plums!
James L on Oct 12, 2018
I have another Plumcot and they are very good. I would also get a Aprium if they were not out of stock. they are also very wonderful.
Richard F on Jan 2, 2018
Apricots seem more disease resistant than plums in our area but like plums!
James L on Oct 12, 2018
trying a apricot/plum hybrid for first time
JOEL L on Sep 23, 2018
I have another Plumcot and they are very good. I would also get a Aprium if they were not out of stock. they are also very wonderful.
Richard F on Jan 2, 2018
Never had a plumcot and thought I would add this to my backyard high density orchard. Reviews stated it was so sweet and thought it would compliment my Santa Rosa plum tree.
George R S on Apr 6, 2017
The flavor is so old fashioned and sweet...great for jelly.
Kelle E on Mar 18, 2017
They are good eating and then make good jelly with little different taste
Carolyn D on Feb 14, 2017
Wanted to grow my own since i first tasted one in Idaho about 12 years ago. A delicious tasting fruit
Roberta R on Sep 13, 2016
Love this fruit and tired of paying supermarket prices
Edy F on Sep 7, 2016
Tried this type of Plumcot when they were in season last year and couldn't wait to grow my own.
Deborah F on May 6, 2016
trying a apricot/plum hybrid for first time
JOEL L on Sep 23, 2018
Never had a plumcot and thought I would add this to my backyard high density orchard. Reviews stated it was so sweet and thought it would compliment my Santa Rosa plum tree.
George R S on Apr 6, 2017
Pollinator suggestions show only plums. Can an apricot be used as a pollinator for this?
Christina H on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You may also use an apricot as a pollinator, as long as it has a similar bloom time.
Is it disease resistant ?
Stephen L on Jun 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring Satin Plumcot is resistant to major plum diseases, like bacterial spot and bacterial canker. It thrives in hot, humid climates and does well there, where other plum varieties develop fungal issues.
What does zone 8b mean?
Phillip P on Oct 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That refers to the Hardiness Zone. Trees and plants are all evaluated and assigned a range of "zones" where they will perform well. If you live in Zone 8b and a tree is zoned only as far south as Zone 6, that means it's too warm where you live for the tree to do well. If a tree is assigned to Zones 6-10, the tree will do well where you are because your zone falls into that range.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location. It will also tell you which zone you're in.
Do you sell a plum tree that grows 2 varieties on one tree? I do not have room for 2 trees.
Sherri K on Apr 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we do. Here is a link to the page: //
Can 2 of these be planted next to each other and pollinate each other or do I need another type of plum tree?
Danielle C on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A plumcot cannot be pollinated by another plumcot; you will need a nearby Japanese plum to take care of that. Any Japanese plum will work - we recommend Starking Delicious Plum or Redheart.
Do you know if they are gopher resistant?
Vanessa G on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can make them gopher-resistant by lining the planting hole with chicken wire. The gophers will attempt to tunnel through it, but will give up quickly and move on to something else.
Can this plumcot pollinate
with the AU Rosa?
Chaella on Oct 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes - another Japanese plum will serve as a good cross-pollinator for Spring Satin.
I have a Toka plum, will it provide pollination for spring satin plumcot?
Steve R on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Toka (also known as Bubblegum??) is a hybrid (American x Japanese) plum, and is not recommended to pollinate Spring Satin plumcot. A better pollinator for plumcots would be Burbank Elephant Heart or Methley, which are both Japanese plums with a similar bloom time.

Customer Reviews

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Spring Satin Plumcots - best tasting of my 34 fruit trees from Stark
I can't wait to get a couple more Spring Satin Plumcots from Stark! It was full of blossoms this spring, but we did have a late frost and thus only a dozen of the fruits remained and grew. A friend came to visit and we decided we would pick them the next day and enjoy. We cut one in half and both of us were overwhelmed with the sweet and tangy taste, juice dripping down our happy faces! The next day we could hardly wait to come out to pick. To our horror, the birds had picked every one of the others off the tree, leaving juicy, mostly eaten Plumcots on the ground! I will order two more of these Plumcot trees from Stark and not let the birds get them next time.
August 11, 2016
Spring Satin Plumcot
The spring satin plumcot was transplanted in November 2014. It grew to a height of about seven feet the first year and to my surprise it had about l4 purple plumcots this year (2016). They were medium to large and pleasantly sweet.
August 13, 2016
over 4 years ago
great tree
This past year with all the good rain. really got this tree growing. I planted it in 2014 and it bloomed this year but no fruit yet. I think next year it will have some nice produce.
Here in south central Texas i thought the heat might be too much, but i keep watering it after the rains pass, and it keeps growing. There dont seem to be any pests that attack the tree, so maintenance is easy. Although this fall i think i will prune some branches for the first time.
August 6, 2016
over 3 years ago
Does great here
Planted one 6 years ago, nice size now. Tasty fruit if I can keep the squirrels from eating it first. I made sure to have a japanese plum nearby to pollinate - and vicey versey!
June 3, 2017
So far so good
No blooms the first spring but it's growing like mad. The deer love it and keep it trimmed but that hasn't hurt it by the looks. No sign of disease or bug issues here in North Florida.
May 9, 2016
over 3 years ago
Favorite fruit!
We planted our Sprint Satin Plumcot in 2015 and this year (2017) it was loaded with fruit. At first we were enjoying it when still a bit firm, but as the month of May went on the fruit became juicier and sweeter. The branches were absolutely loaded and we claimed it our favorite fruit to consume. Good keeper in fridge - there was so much fruit! We didn't detect much apricot in this gem, mostly plum like characteristics. No matter, it's a great variety and I want to plant a second tree in a few years, just to be on the safe side!
September 27, 2017
Spring Satin 2nd year
I have found the Spring Satin Plomcot to be a strong vigorous grower here in NC7b. Soil here is mostly red and gold clay. A few blooms were present rather early, however Spring 2018 has been a bit unusual. Next year’s bloom should bear a fruit or two. Highly recommend!
May 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
Really Nice Tree
I'm very excited. This little tree got flowers and has tiny fruit on it and this is the first year it was planted. No one supplies trees like Stark Bros. Been buying from them for decades and will continue to do so.
May 5, 2018
1 year ago
Set flowers
No fruit yet, but it set flowers. It has put on 12" of growth this spring. Hoping for good things with Starking Delicious plum right beside Spring Satin plumcot.
June 6, 2018
1 year ago
spring satin plumcot
I bought several of these ( the plumcots ) at the produce section in Wal-mart. They are quite delicious - But I am having some trouble getting my trees to maturity. I have lost 2 to a fungus. I lost one last year that was over 7 foot high ! But I still have 2 that are doing fine.
May 6, 2018
over 2 years ago