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American Hybrid Plum : TECUMSEH Semi-Dwarf ( Mustang ) (Orchard Grade)

$44.95

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An 'orchard grade' is a tree that may be on the shorter side, may be crooked or with slight damage. These trees will still produce the very same fruit as a first or number 1 will. They may need to be staked and they do need regular watering, fertilizer and protection from weeds and hungry animals. All trees will benefit from pruning.

Another hardy hybrid developed by N.E. Hansen in South Dakota and introduced in 1923. He named it in honour of the celebrated Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh, a leader and great orator who worked for tribal unity, but died in the War of 1812. Although it is not well known, some plum enthusiasts consider it to be Hansen's best. Bright red, mid-sized fruit with sweet, juicy golden flesh is excellent for fresh eating, but firm enough for processing. Reliable and quite productive, Tecumseh seems resistant to most insects as well as brown rot.

NEEDS A POLLIENIZER | ZONE 3/4 | HARVEST : LATE AUG

Rootstock
Zone
Harvest
Rootstocks
G41 Dwarf
(2.5-3.1m/8-10ft)
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-13ft)
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-14ft)
G30 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/12-16ft)
G890 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/13-16ft)
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.
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