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Ruby Sweet Plum

Huge improvement over Stanley European plum.
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Ruby Sweet Plum

Description
Sweet and juicy; does well across the South. Ruby-red flesh melts in your mouth. Developed by USDA in Georgia. Ruby Sweet is a huge improvement over old Stanley plums in flavor and disease resistance. Zones 6–8.

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Product Details
  • FormDeciduous. Spreading.
  • LightFull Sun
  • HeightStandard: 12-20 feet
  • SpreadStandard: 15-20 feet
  • SpacingStandard: 20-25 feet
  • Zones6 - 8
  • FoliageDeep green foliage.
  • Flower FormA spectacular white blossom that is quite fragrant.
  • BloomsLate Winter/Early Spring
  • FruitBears in late summer, fruit has a red skin color, almost a ruby red.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, fertile soil.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate, growing 1 to 2 feet per year.
  • PruningRemove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Remove any crossed, crowded or inward growing limbs. Late Winter or very early Spring.
  • PollinatorWill need to be pollinated by another Japanese Plum like Superior, Alderman or a wild plum.
  • CommentsSweet and juicy; does well across the South. Ruby-red flesh melts in your mouth. Developed by USDA in Georgia. Ruby Sweet is a huge improvement over old Stanley plums in flavor and disease resistance.
  • YieldWhen mature, can produce 50 to 100 pounds of fruit per year.
  • Botanical NamePrunus domestica 'Ruby Sweet'
  • 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.

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