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Superior Plum Tree

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  • SKU: 62652
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Superior Plum Tree

Description
Fast-growing clingstone bears red-blushed crimson fruits bursting with super-sweet yellow flesh. Ripens mid to late Aug. Hardy Japanese-American hybrid. We suggest Alderman or wild plums as a pollinator.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

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
  • FormUpright, deciduous.
  • LightFull Sun
  • HeightStandard: 12-15 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • SpreadStandard: 15 feet
  • SpacingStandard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Zones4 - 8 (-20° F.)
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • Flower FormYes.
  • BloomsMay
  • Soil RequirementsPlum trees adapt to most soil types, as long as they are well-drained. They will not grow in wet soil. They do best in a slightly acidic, (pH 6.3-6.8) clay loam soil.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • PruningPrune European plum trees as you would apple trees. Prune hybrid plum trees like peach trees. Prune Japanese plums just like you would prune hybrid plums. The best time to prune plums is early Spring or early Summer during a dry day. Never prune in Winter (to avoid silver leaf disease).
  • PollinatorKaga, Alderman or wild plums.
  • CommentsQuick-growing clingstone! Rosy, red-blushed, crimson fruits are bursting with super-sweet yellow flesh. Rich full-bodied flavor, delicious for fresh eating. One of the first to ripen. Ripens mid to late August.
  • Botanical NamePrunus 'Superior'
  • 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.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Annual Vegetable Plants Potatoes Sweet Potatoes
1A-4A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
4B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
5A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 5/13/19 - 6/7/19
5B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/15/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019 6/10/2019 6/3/2019
Zones Onion Plants Fruit Trees Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 2/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/18/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/11/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 1/28/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/6/2019 6/17/2019 5/27/2019
Zones Tropicals & Houseplants Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19
1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.


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