This uncommon heirloom plum, developed by Luther Burbank in 1898, shows the 'Reine Claude' influence, putting it in the Gage plum category. Back in 1911, U.P. Hedrick described it this - 'rich, golden colour, large size, fine form, melting flesh and sweet, luscious flavour... unsurpassed in quality by any other plum'. The fruit itself continues to be profusely praised by all who encounter it. Although the tree is barely productive enough for commercial pursuits, Pearl is still a first-rate homeowner tree - hardy and trouble free, with regular yields of fancy, fresh eating fruit that is perfect for dying too.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: MID SEPT.