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.
This high quality, early season plum is preferred for the savory sweetness of it's golden amber, apricot-flavoured flesh. Vigorous tree produces copious crops of mid-sized, round, yellow, red blushed fruit. Early Golden is considered as one of the more cold hardy Japanese varieties. It needs another early blooming Japanese such as Beauty or Spring Satin Plumcot as a pollenizer.
SEMI-FERTILE* | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: EARLY AUG.