Presenting the quintessential Japanese plum. Luther Burbank of Santa Rosa, CA, who lived from 1849 to 1926 is recognized as one of the most prolific and influential plant breeders of all time. During his 50 year career, he created more than 800 varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts and flowers! This included about 60 (same sources say over 100) varieties of plums. Ironically, no horticultural wizardry was needed to develop the plum which bears his name. It was, in fact, one of a batch of 12 seedlings which Luther Burbank imported from Japan in 1885. The fruit of this particular tree proved to be quite superior. Generations of plum lovers have favoured the large, deep red fruit with sweet, meaty, amber flesh. The tree is hardy, rather low-growing, and somewhat drooping. It bears early and sets heavily, so fruit thinning is recommended.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 5 | HARVEST : MID - LATE AUG.