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Alderman Plum Tree

Our Most Cold-Hardy Plum!
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  • 68048
  • Standard 2-4 ft.
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  • 2-4' Reachables bareroot
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  • Standard Deluxe
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Alderman Plum Tree

Developed at the Univ. of MN, Alderman is extremely cold hardy. Huge, dark red, sweet and juicy clingstone fruit ripens mid July. Gorgeous spring blooms! Can bear one year after planting. Pollinate with Superior. Zones 3-7.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Product Details
  • FormDeciduous, spreading.
  • LightFull Sun
  • HeightStandard: 15-20 feet
  • SpreadStandard: 12-16 feet
  • SpacingStandard: 15-20 feet
  • Zones3 - 7 (-40° F.)
  • FoliageBrilliant green foliage.
  • Flower FormWhite blossoms.
  • ColorWhite blossoms.
  • BloomsMid Season
  • FruitHuge, dark red, sweet and juicy clingstone fruit.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, fertile loam soil.
  • Growth RateVigorous growth rate.
  • PruningThe best time to prune plums is early Spring or early Summer during a dry day. Never prune in Winter (to avoid silver leaf disease).
  • PollinatorSuperior, Waneta (both will do ok in zone 3).
  • CommentsGorgeous Spring blooms! Can bear one year after planting. Developed at the University of Minnesota. It is extremely cold hardy.
  • YieldStandard: 100 - 130 pounds at maturity.
  • Botanical NamePrunus domestica 'Alderman'
  • SizeSmall blossoms.
  • DepthLocate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.

Planting Success: Step by Step


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