Plums (Prunus spp.) Plums come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colours and flavors. They are possibly the easiest stone fruits to grow. Most varieties are relatively compact with a shrub-like growth pattern. Please note: European and Japanese plums do not cross-pollinate. Japanese Plums Japanese plums are the earliest bloomers. The fruit is large and very juicy with softer skin than European and hybrid plums. Great for fresh eating as well as preserving. Easy to grow, they often begin bearing by the second year. 1.25-2m (4-6 ') bareroot trees

Japanese Plum : HOWARD MIRACLE Dwarf (Krymsk 1)

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This uncommon Japanese variety is also uncommonly hardy. Most sources agree it was introduced by a Frederick Howard in the 1940s, but pinning down the details of it's origins becomes confusing. Some information sources suggest Mr. Howard discovered it, while others claim he crossed a Japanese Satsuma with a European Green Gage to come up with his 'Miracle'. Either way, the result is a highly desirable plum that is both unique and outstanding. When fully ripe, the large fruit is almost entirely covered by a crimson blush and the taste of it's firm, juicy, yellow flesh has been likened to pineapple or to a really sweet grapefruit. Bob Purvis, our stonefruit mentor, considers Howard Miracle a winner.

NEED A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4/5 || HARVEST: EARLY SEPT.

Rootstock
Zone
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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