Other Plums

Follow varieties are available through pre-June order for next year shipping. $26.00/ea for potted which is 3-4 feet including 1 foot pot; $29.00/ea for bare root which is 6-7 feet depending on shipping box you choose.

  • Beauty Plum -

  • Sweet, flavorful plum, more widely adapted than Santa Rosa (more productive in cool, rainy climates). Red over yellow skin, amber flesh streaked red. Ripens June in Central CA, a week or more before Santa Rosa. 250 hours. Self-fruitful.
  • Burbank Plum -

  • Red and golden yellow skin. Yellow-orange (apricot colored) flesh is firm, sweet, aromatic, juicy and uniquely flavored. Relatively small tree, cold hardy. Imported from Japan by Luther Burbank. 400 hours. Pollenized by Santa Rosa.
  • Burgundy Plum -

  • Maroon colored skin and semi-freestone flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness and a very pleasing, mild flavor. High taste test scores. Prolonged harvest, mid-July to mid-August in Central CA. Very productive tree with narrow, upright habit. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.
  • Catalina Plum -

  • Large, black, favorite fresh market plum. Sweet and juicy but still firm when fully ripe, with very little tartness at skin and pit. Very high taste test scores, one of the best plums for fresh eating. Ripe late July in Central CA. Vigorous, productive tree. 300-400 hours. Self-fruitful.
  • Elephant Heart Plum -

  • Home orchard favorite: large, heart-shaped fruit with sweet, juicy, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Dark reddish-purple mottled skin. Long harvest season - September in Central CA. Hardy, heavy bearing tree. 500 hours or less. Pollenize with Beauty or Santa Rosa.
  • Emerald Beaut Plum -

  • One of the highest-rated plums in blind fruit tastings at DWN. Light green skin, greenish-yellow to orange freestone flesh. Harvest begins late August in Central CA. Ripe fruit continues to sweeten, becoming exceptionally sweet, but remaining crisp and crunchy. Ripe fruit holds on tree longer than any other stone fruit two months or more! 600-700 hours. Pollenizer required: Beauty, Burgundy, Late Santa Rosa, Nubiana, Flavor King Pluot. (Pat. No. 9162) (Zaiger)
  • Fortune Plum -

  • Large, attractive fruit with bright red and yellow skin. Firm, flavorful, semi-freestone yellow flesh, very nice dessert quality. Harvest mid-August in Central CA. Originated in Fresno, CA. Introduced in 1988. 500 hours. Pollenizer required: Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa.
  • Friar Plum -

  • Large, round, black skin, freestone amber flesh. Harvest is prolonged: fruit is hard ripe 4-5 weeks after Santa Rosa, but sweetest and most delicious several weeks later (mid to late August in Central CA). 400 hours. Self-fruitful or plant with Santa Rosa.
  • Golden Nectar Plum -

  • Popular yellow dessert plum. Large, oblong fruit with waxy, thin, amber skin. Amber flesh is firm, sweet and flavorful. Very small pit. August harvest in Central CA. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
  • Hollywood Plum -

  • Fruiting ornamental. Introduced commercially in 1936. Very delicious fruit is medium-sized and round, with blood-red flesh and skin. Ripens in late June and hangs well on the tree. Good for jelly and canning. Red-leafed tree has upright growth habit. 300-400 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.
  • Howard Miracle Plum -

  • Large, firm, juicy, freestone, distinctive flavor. Amber flesh, yellow skin blushed with red. Originated in Montebello, east of Los Angeles. Low chilling requirement, about 400 hours. Pollenizer required, another Japanese plum such as Beauty or Santa Rosa.
  • Kelsey Plum -

  • Large, firm, aromatic, rich flavor, keeps well. Low acid. Heart shaped, greenish-yellow thin skin, red blush. Small pit, freestone when ripe. Vigorous, heavy bearing tree. 400 hours. Pollenized by Santa Rosa, Beauty, or Wickson.
  • Laroda Plum -

  • Very high scores for flavor and overall appeal in Dave Wilson Nursery taste tests. Dark purple skinned fruit with juicy, richly-flavored red and amber flesh. Prolonged harvest: late July to late August in Central CA, 5-6 weeks after Santa Rosa. 400 hrs. Pollenizer required: Santa Rosa, Late Santa Rosa, Burgundy, Nubiana.
  • Late Santa Rosa Plum -

  • Medium to large, reddish-purple skin, red-streaked amber flesh. Tart-sweet with rich flavor when fully ripe. Harvest about one month after Santa Rosa. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
  • Mariposa Plum -

  • Large, red fleshed, sweet, juicy, firm, delicious. Small pit, nearly freestone. Mottled maroon over green skin. Use fresh or cooked. Harvest August. 250 hours. Pollenized by Catalina, Nubiana, or Santa Rosa.
  • Methley Plum -

  • Earliest plum: June in Central CA. Juicy, sweet, red flesh, mild flavor. Reddish purple skin. Attractive tree is heavy bearing and vigorous. Extremely cold hardy. 250 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
  • Nubiana Plum -

  • Purplish-black skin, amber flesh. Large, firm, flattened shape. Sweet, flavorful, very little tartness at skin or pit. Favorite fresh market fruit, excellent for home orchard. Late July. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful
  • Redheart Plum -

  • Medium to large fruit with maroon over amber-green skin. Nearly freestone dark red flesh is firm, meaty, sweet, juicy and aromatic. Ripens mid-July in Central CA: fruit holds well on tree when ripe. Vigorous, productive tree. Good pollenizer for other Japanese plums. 500 hours. Pollenizer required: Elephant Heart, Santa Rosa, Late Santa Rosa, Wickson, Burbank.
  • Santa Rosa Plum -

  • Most popular plum in California & Arizona. Juicy, tangy and flavorful. Reddish purple skin, amber flesh tinged red. Late June in Central CA. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.
  • Satsuma Plum -

  • Long-time favorite plum in California. Mottled maroon over green skin, dark red meaty flesh. Sweet, mild, not tart. Excellent for jam. Harvest late July. 300 hours. Pollenized by Santa Rosa or Beauty.
  • Shiro Plum -

  • Medium size greenish-yellow fruit is juicy and moderately sweet with a pleasing mild flavor. Bears reliably in many climates, including Western Oregon and California's northern coast. Late June/early July in Central CA. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful.
  • Superior Plum -

  • Hybrid plum: Japanese x American. Large, firm, delicious fruit. Bears earlier and heavier than most plum trees. Ripens in August-September. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-8.
  • Toka Plum -

  • Cross between wild plum and apricot plum. Small to medium-sized, dark cherry colored, semi-freestone plum. Yellow flesh is firm and tangy. From South Dakota, introduced in 1911. Excellent pollenizer for Japanese, American and hybrid plums. Cold hardy. USDA Zones 3-8.
  • Weeping Santa Rosa Semi-Dwarf Plum -

  • One of the most flavorful, aromatic Japanese plums when fully ripe. Beautiful 8-10 ft. tree, weeping growth habit: long slender limbs bow gracefully to the ground. Easily espaliered. 200-400 hours. Self-fruitful.
  • Wickson Plum -

  • Large, heart-shaped greenish-yellow fruit. Very sweet, translucent flesh. Little or no tartness at skin or pit. Midseason, three weeks after Santa Rosa. Partly self-fruitful, or pollenized by Kelsey or Santa Rosa. 500 hours.