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 : BURBANK Semi-Dwarf (Marianna 26-24)


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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.


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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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