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Au-Roadside Plum

High yields and excellent disease resistance.
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  • 07735
  • Standard 2–4'
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  • 62737
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $42.99

Au-Roadside Plum

Description
Enjoy high yields of tasty fruits with dark red skin and flesh. A good choice for fresh eating. Developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Au-Roadside is resistant to black knot, bacterial canker and bacterial fruit spot and tolerant to plum leaf scald. Self-fruitful. Zones 6–8.

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Why buy a Standard Deluxe or Li'l Big Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. Li'l-BIG™ Deluxe fruit trees also include our innovative tree support, recommended for all Li'l-BIG trees.

Product Details
  • FormDeciduous. Spreading.
  • LightFull Sun
  • Height20 - 25 feet
  • Spread20 feet
  • Spacing20 feet
  • Zones6-8
  • FoliageDark green leaves.
  • Flower FormShowy, white blossoms.
  • ColorWhite
  • FruitDark red skin and amber flesh, 2-inch fruit, semi-clingstone.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained soil. Water plums regularly during hot weather as fruit matures. One inch of water per week is sufficient.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • PruningAnnual pruning is necessary to train the trees, the required open center form is identical to peaches. As the trees age, they will need heavier and heavier pruning. Always prune Plum trees in the spring, keeping the trees low and well thinned out. Most of the training takes place the first 2 years. Thinning the fruit is also necessary to produce a good crop each year.
  • PollinatorSelf-fruitful. Better production when pollinated with another AU or Methley plum.
  • CommentsEnjoy high yields of tasty fruits with dark red skin and flesh. A good choice for fresh eating. Developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Au-Roadside is resistant to black knot, bacterial canker and bacterial fruit spot and tolerant to plum leaf scald. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-8.
  • Yield120 pounds from mature trees
  • Botanical NamePrunus domestica 'Au Roadside'
  • DepthLocate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system.
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