Stark® Custom Graft® 2-N-1 Plum

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Enjoy two perfect plums from one tree! Take pleasure in the striking visual contrast and the delicious plums. A great conversation piece in your fruit garden. Heat-tolerant. No need to plant a separate tree for pollination, they will cross-pollinate one another. For ripening times see individual characteristics.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
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
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 compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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
my daughter chose it
chris h on May 17, 2019
Wanted a novelty.
Robert C on May 12, 2019
my daughter chose it
chris h on May 17, 2019
you had me at 2N1
paul s on May 13, 2019
Wanted a novelty.
Robert C on May 12, 2019
I want to plant several Grafted trees I had three and four way grafts before and loved them
BILL C on May 6, 2019
i figured i save on space with the 2 in 1 :-)
Judith S on May 5, 2019
Because of its uniqueness of having two types of plums in one tree.
Ryan A on May 1, 2019
A great way to grow two varieties of plums. We don't need as many plums as apples.
stephanie d on Apr 15, 2019
Think is cool that I can get two different varieties on one tree
Ray on Apr 15, 2019
I???m always on a lookout for interesting trees. I love to have trees that???s are multi varieties in one! Love to see my collections of fruit trees grow.
Lai S on Apr 13, 2019
Self pollination
Tamami S on Apr 6, 2019
self pollinating, small orchard space
Gwen L on Mar 20, 2019
I need a pollinator. Both plums pollinate my Bruce plum.
Fernando W on Mar 17, 2019
I like the flavor of both of these plums. I will be fun to have them both on the same rootstock
Rick H on Mar 14, 2019
Grafting is awesome.
Kyle D on Mar 4, 2019
Love the space saving
pawpa on Mar 3, 2019
I love plums but, have a small yard so hoping to get a good amount from this 1 tree. Excited to get him in the ground this spring!
Jenyfer C on Jan 25, 2019
I love plums, but most of the self-pollinating ones aren???t great for our zone. This way it???s two trees with one footprint.
Marleigh M on Jan 11, 2019
I've had a 2 in 1 plum tree before and it did well.
Fred A on Oct 20, 2018
I bought a custom grafted 3 in 1 plum from Miller before Stark bought them out for my niece she loved it but she just moved and I hope this tree will be just as nice
WILLIAM H on Oct 12, 2018
Built-in variety and will help pollinate my Santa Rosa Plum
Mike S on Oct 4, 2018
2 different plums, size and suitable for growing area. Enjoy this fruit
Jane M on Oct 2, 2018
looks cool
Fred H on Oct 2, 2018
We live in a tiny house, and are always looking for compact, self-pollinating varieties of fruit trees and the like that we can essentially live amongst. We waited and deliberated about this tree for some time, and decided that the mix of early & late fruits would be perfect for us, and at a great price!
Zachary K on Sep 5, 2018
Grafted variety trees like this provide multiple flavors in a smaller space.
Aubrey S on May 3, 2018
I like the idea of having two varieties on the same tree especially with limited yard space.
Guy W P on Sep 28, 2017
you had me at 2N1
paul s on May 13, 2019
I want to plant several Grafted trees I had three and four way grafts before and loved them
BILL C on May 6, 2019
I planted the 2 in 1 plum 4 years ago. This last spring it was covered in plums that were destroyed by a late abnormally cold front for our area. It's fall now and It's covered in blossoms. Are these just the second variety getting ready or is this an anomaly?
Mary Alice C on Oct 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Your poor tree is just a little confused about the weather/fruiting cycle. Plum trees would normally not bloom anywhere near this late; it's just trying to "do its job." It will start over again next season. Please don't fertilize it now, as that will confuse the tree even further.
Will it affect the fruits if you prune the tree height to maybe 6' instead 8'?
Evone R on Apr 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not at all. The fruits will remain full-sized, presuming they get the right amount of sunlight, rainfall/water and nutrients.
My tree mostly produces fruit on the bottom half. Should I trim the top or do something different?
Tami F on Dec 28, 2017
What are the two varieties of plums on this tree? I bought one last year, but it isn't labeled other than "custom graft 2 in 1", and I'm checking to see what other plum trees it might polinate
Jon M on May 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Shiro and Redheart (per the previous answer...) but it sounds like you have to determine if it's a Japanese variety or a European variety to determine what your next purchase will be...
Can I keep in a large pot for a couple years before planting?
britney D on Jan 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Most people choose to grow fruit trees in containers for easy mobility. For this purpose, the ideal container size is about 10-15 gallons ??? substantial enough to support a tree, but small enough to move easily. If you like, you can plant it outdoors after a couple of years, providing you dig a big enough hole to suit the root system.
Does this tree espalier well?
CheddarMelt on Jun 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is tree is STUNNING as an espalier specimen, with one color of plum on the right and another on the left. Your neighbors will be in awe. :-)
How should one prep the hole/plant site? Kaj B Canton, OH
Kaj B on May 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It just so happens that we have an excellent article entitled, "How to Dig a Perfect Planting Hole". Here is a link to the article: //
What will cross pollinate with this variety?
Shari C on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Each of the varieties on this tree will pollinate the other, but if you want some "bonus" pollination, you can plant Methley or Burbank Elephant Heart nearby.
Received this tree last year. When should we start getting fruit?
Lisa K on Apr 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are on already 2 years with it and haven???t seen fruit yet. However, it has grown quickly. This year it flowered more than last year. So hoping to see something soon.
I am having a difficult time with pests. I believe it???s aphids. The leaves are very little and they are curling. What can I use to help this problem? Will the leaves get bigger?
Lori E on Apr 13, 2021
BEST ANSWER: You can use either a Natural or chemical based control and follow all directions on the bottle as some can only be applied at certain times of the season. Once you r problem is under control you will see bigger healthier leaves.

Natural Control
Bonide?? Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray

Chemical Control
GardenTech?? Sevin?? Concentrate Bug Killer
Bayer Advanced??? Complete Insect Killer
I bought this 2:1 tree a couple of years ago. I remember the yellow plum is Shiro but I can???t remember the red variety. Please, could u send me the name of the red variety on this graft tree, please?
Tony B on Apr 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I can not guarantee the red variety as it did come in two variations and even looking at your order from 2019 it does not specify. But it is either a Redheart plum or a Methley Plum.
I purchased the 2 n 1 plum tree almost two years ago, little tree is doing very well here, loaded with plums to the point a few limbs have question....what two varieties of plums are on this tree?
Sherrie L on Jun 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The varieties can vary season to season but this specific one is a Shiro plum and a Methley plum.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Would you graft a tree (plum) per customer request?
Kiolah H on Jun 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Unfortunately we do not take special request for grafting.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I live in Poway, CA and have a Pluot tree of Flavor Dapple Supreme.
Will this tree pollinate my Pluot tree?
David Y on May 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: That would be very convenient, but you will actually need an aprium or a Japanese plum to pollinate a pluot.
Is this a good tree to have in a narrow space close to driveway? Does the trunk of the tree get excessively big?
Tina Y on May 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi tina great question and great tree... probably to big for your space needs atleast 12foot by 15foot of space hope this helps
Will this grafted plum tree pollinate a bubble gum plum?
Dux C on Feb 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A Japanese plum will, but a European plum will not. Shiro and Redheart, the two plums on this tree, are both Japanese, so the answer is yes.

Customer Reviews

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2 in 1 plum is really only 1 plum
Yes, this small tree is hardy and fast growing. But Stark's grafting team completely missed the point of 2 in 1. I'm training in grafting trees and can spot the grafted joints. The tree arrived with the 1st graft being ~3 ins. of the trunk and the 2nd graft was the entire top of the tree. Needless to say, that 3 in. trunk section never sprouted a branch. With a call, Stark customer service quickly replaced it with a 2nd tree. But again, that tree arrived in the same graft condition. Thus, this tree will only provide 1 plum type, defeating the purpose of buying it over a single tree offer. Quite disappointing.
July 24, 2016
The tree I received only had one graft on it. I planted it anyways hoping it would be the Shiro but it never produced any foliage. I have planted dozens of trees in my life and have never before received one that failed to grow. It was in a container (not bare root) and was planted within hours of receipt so I have no explanation for the failure. It was a disappointing experience and I don't think I would buy another tree advertised as having multiple grafts.
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about the trouble with your nursery stock. I have made a one-time exception for the out of warranty item and added a credit of $28.99 for the item and you can use the credit for any future order.
I hope this has been helpful and we look forward to planting and growing with you again.
August 23, 2016
Brenda H Staff
doing great
Only had it one year but had to remove 67 plums from it. Don't want it committing suicide trying to produce fruit this soon.
Very healthy, growing great.
May 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
Excellent tree
This was my first tree purchase from Starks. I have since purchased two other trees. All came quickly and as described. All three trees have thrived and after just over a year, the grafted plum has more than tripled in size and is already producing fruit. Would definitely recommend.
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
Great tree
I bought this tree last year. It was a little fella when it arrived, but it had a good shape. It sprouted a few branches during its first summer, but it didn't grow a lot. This spring it started going wild. It's growing like a weed and it even got 6 or 7 flowers on it. I think it'll be producing a bit of fruit by next year. This is definitely a healthy tree and I'd recommend it for any back yard orchard
May 10, 2016
over 6 years ago
2n1 plum
the grafts took very well, and the tree is very healthy and vigorous. i am always very pleased with stark brothers products. I have a few trees from other nurseries, but they can't even compare to the stark brothers products.
May 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Fastest Growing Healthy Tree
This tree has grown twice as fast as any other fruit tree I have ever had!
I am totally impressed with this 2 in 1 plum
May 14, 2016
over 6 years ago
Only the shiro survived!
The first year we had very little growth from this guy n the peach we got (columnar rocket) was beautiful and hardy, but this little guy struggled in the heat. Neither side grew very large. Then the second year, both flowered minimally, but the shiro bore a single fruit, as the bark split and looked terrible on the other graft. The peach has been sooo prolific that I think this plum just wasn't hardy enough. We'll probably buy another plum to pollinate the weak shiro and hope not to lose it completely. Kinda disjointed because so many people said this grew fast!
January 10, 2018
over 6 years ago
Plum tree
The tree is doing great for it's first spring. It had over 100 blossoms and quite a few are maturing. I can't tell which part of the tree is which type of I'll just wait and see. Looking forward to my first crop of plums!
May 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
It died
I purchased six fruit trees from stark's brothers last spring one was this grafted plum tree which really didn't look grafted at all 2 months later it was gone Im praying my other 5 trees make it .I bought a peach and a apple a few years ago they didn't survive either.
November 23, 2018
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to learn that this tree failed to survive. If you would like to see if your warranty is valid please contact customer support. One of our amazing agents will be ready to assist you. Your planting success is important to us!

November 26, 2018
Tabitha R