Self-pollinating plum is perfect for smaller areasSome things are just so perfect that they don’t ever need to change. The design of a paperclip. A classic white T-shirt. Lemonade at a Fourth-of-July picnic.Add to that list – the Sugar Plum (Prunus domestica ‘Sugar’). This prune plum variety is one of the oldest in cultivation but still remains at the top of the ‘most-loved’ plum lists every year. Its great staying power is well-deserved, though. The medium-sized fruits maintain some of the highest sugar contents of any plum, new or old. That means that it truly lives up to its name!You can trace this plums heritage from Asia, though England and into Germany before it came with German immigrants to America where they spread it far and wide in the new Colonies.This self-pollinating tree stays relatively compact and works perfectly in today’s smaller urban gardens. It doesn’t need a partner to bear heavily for you, so if one is all you have room for, one is all you need – but trust us, if you have room for more than one, you’re going to want to get more than one!The white spring flowers alone are worth the price and precious garden space. But, thankfully, the flowers turn to fruit that you can enjoy eating fresh, dried or to use for preserves, jellies and canning. (This is an old-fashioned biennial producer. It will give you a bumper crop every other year with a smaller yield in between those years. Don’t let that keep you from getting this oldie-but-goodie, though. Once you taste one you’ll understand why!)The fruits are medium-sized, freestone with reddish-purple skin and greenish-yellow flesh. The tree tolerates just about any soil and often grows where other stone-fruits struggle. It just needs full sun and consistent water to help keep the fruit from cracking.This is the proverbial oldie but a goodie. Order your Sugar Plum trees from us today!* White spring flowers & super-sweet plums* Very easy care, often thriving where other stone-fruits struggle* Self-pollinating small tree, perfect for small gardens* Cultivated for centuries, so you know it’s worth your time.
Large Heart Shaped PlumsPlum – Japanese – Elephant Heart, P. salicina ‘Elephant Heart’, produces large, heart-shaped plums with sweet, juicy richly flavored firm blood red flesh. It’s juicy, blood-red flesh has a rich and distinctive flavor that is good for fresh eating, canning and freezing. Ripens when most plums are long gone, in September, so you can spread your plum harvest throughout the year. Prolific bearer. Plums can grow in many soil types but do best in fertile, well-drained soil. Periodic deep watering in summer months is advised, even though the trees are fairly drought tolerant. Heavy pruning is necessary at all ages. Plums are delightful eaten fresh, and can be stewed, used in jams and jellies, or made into compotes, puddings, pies, and cakes. Plums are a good source of Vitamin C. *Blood Red Flesh*Late Maturity*Prolific Production of Large Fruit.
Sweet Golden Plums The Yellow Egg Plum, Prunus domestica ‘Yellow Egg’, is a European plum that produces an abundance of large, oval, freestone, golden yellow fruit with a golden interior that tastes like honey. It is truely the golden egg!The Yellow Egg has juicy flesh and is very sweet and is grown for the outstanding quality of the fruit which is excellent for dessert, cooking, and canning.This small tree grows only 15′ high but consistently produces an abundance of golden fruit in September.It is a freestone and is self pollinating. This Plum tree is a long-time favorite for Plums are quite adaptable to many soil types but they do best in well drained, fertile soils.*Large Juicy Golden Fruit*Self Pollinating and Freestone*Small Tree.
Semi Dwarf Yellow Plum with Great FlavorThe Plum, Burbank, Prunus salicina, is a prize variety that was created by the master plant breeder himself, Luther Burbank over 100 years ago. Burbank is a natural semi-dwarf, reaching only 12′-35′ with a graceful, irregular, spreading form in zones 5-9.It is super-sweet, purplish- redish mottled yellow in color, and has a deep yellow flesh with a very good flavor. This plum is semi-freestone, which means it partially separates from the pit. Burbank Plum requires minimal pruning which should be done after flowering when the tree is still leafless. It prefers a well drained, loamy, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil and does best in full sun.For a great tasting plum on a tree that won’t take up a lot of space in your yard, you can’t go wrong with the Burbank Plum tree.* Semi Dwarf* Yellow Flesh* Good FlavorRecommended pollinators: Santa Rosa, Methley .
One of the tastiest, hardiest & easy-to-grow plums!We searched and searched, but no matter how hard we looked we couldn’t figure it out.Who is Bruce?We really want to know.Why?So we can profusely thank him for his wonderful namesake plum!Bruce Plum Tree (Prunus salicina ‘Bruce’) is one of the tastiest, hardiest and easy-to-grow plums available to the home grower today. It will give you bushels of sweet-tart, chin-drippin’, juicy fruit that you can pick off your own tree.Produced by crossing a Japanese plum with a European plum, it gives you the best of both – a champ performer in the heat of the south and at the same time it’s a boss in the frost.Bruce only grows 10-15 feet tall, so it is great in urban orchards or even in big pots on a patio or balcony. (For best fruit production you need to plant a pollinator with it.) It starts blooming in early spring with tons of small paper-white flowers. By June the fruit has grown and is ready to pick and eat! Bruce will give you especially large plums that have a rich red skin and deep yellow/orange flesh that looks great fresh-cut in a fruit salad or baked in a pie. It is also fantastic for fresh-out-of-hand goodness.Give it full sun, well-drained soil, a little fertilizer and some good vibes and you will be eating two or three bushels of plums from every Bruce Plum tree every summer fruiting season! Your neighbors will be wondering where you’re getting all of the fruit, since you’ll have an abundance to share.Tell them you got them from your friend, Bruce.* Simple to grow* Delicious fruit – fresh or cooked * Early fruiting* Needs a pollinator such as the Methley Plum.
The Green Plum (Trust us, it’s ripe!)Emerald Beaut Plum is not your average plum. It’s a better-than-average plum! Not your typical purple plum, Emerald Beaut has striking light green skin and greenish to orange crunchy flesh.In blind taste tests Emerald Beaut often outperforms its purple relatives, much to the surprise of the taste testers! It just doesn’t look like a ripe purple plum…but oh, does it taste like one! Don’t let the “I’m not ripe yet” look fool you. This plum will simply blow you away with its sweetness.Emerald Beaut was developed for the market and performs like a pro. Heavy harvests of the beautiful green fruit begin in late summer. The harvest season is far longer than most stone-fruits. They can hang ripe on the tree for two months or more! This is especially great because the ripe fruit continues to sweeten as it hangs on the tree, becoming exceptionally sweet, but remaining crisp and crunchy.These are always sell-outs at local Farmer’s Markets. Can’t you just imagine having this great treat growing in your own yard? It needs a good pollinator, so double your pleasure by growing a delicious Santa Rosa, Burbank or Burgundy Plum alongside.We know that you will love being able to pick these fresh every year in your own yard, so don’t wait. Order yours today!* Beautiful GREEN fruit * Stays ripe on the tree for two months * Farmer’s Market favorite!.
Fast-Growing, Early Harvest Plum Beauty Plum, Prunus salicina ‘Beauty’, also know as the Beauty Japanese Plum is a fruit-bearing tree with ornamental features. Plant one in a sunny location in your yard where you can enjoy its spring flowers and early harvest of outstanding plums. Your Beauty Plum tree provides a delicious harvest of tasty treats earlier than many other plum varieties. The sumptuous plums ripen late-June to mid-July, following the abundant bloom of delicate, white flowers that blanket your Beauty Plum tree in spring. Each juicy, sweet globe of fruity perfection will dangle from your tree, declaring its readiness when its yellow skin becomes overlaid with a dramatic, scarlet blush. Everything about Beauty Plum tree is “beautiful”, including its red-highlighted, amber flesh that’s sure to start you salivating in expectation of its sweetness long before the luscious juice touches your tongue. Beauty Plum is a deciduous tree that will grow up to 15 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a rounded nature, and fast-growing habit, so you won’t have to wait long to see results. Beauty tends to be most productive in cool, rainy conditions. It’s self-fruitful, but will do best with other pollinators nearby. Beauty has a low chill hour requirement and is outstanding for warmer climates. Beauty Plum is a smaller, Japanese plum tree so you won’t have to provide a large amount of space in your yard in order to try one of these terrific trees. Plant just one Beauty Plum tree this year, and you’re sure to want more for next year when you sample some of the best plums that nature, and “Nature Hills Nursery” has to offer! * Fast growing * Amazing spring flowers * Self-fruitful * Wildlife interest.
Lime Green PlumThe Green Gage Plum, (Prunus domestica subsp. italica var. claudiana), is has a round-oval shape and smooth-textured, pale green flesh; they are on average smaller than round plums.It is a small plum originating in Western Europe, and is later blooming than Santa Rosa and other Japanese types. The Green Gage has a full-bodied flavor, smooth texture and lime-green color. It is a compact grower has attractive blossoms which are self fertile and deep green foliage.It as a small-medium height at maturity. Freestone ripens mid September. Zones 5-8.They are considered to be among the finest dessert plums and is a long-time favorite for dessert, cooking, and canning. The fruit is tender and juicy. Green Gage is a relatively small tree with very good productivity.*Green Skin and Flesh*Small-Medium Tree*Good Productivity.
Effortless Plum Tree with Versatile FruitItalian Plum Tree is a fruit-bearing tree that provides a harvest of versatile fruit of superior quality. Plant one in a spot with good drainage and full sun (although it will tolerate some shade). An Italian Plum would be adorable near your front door where you can enjoy it every time you walk by.Your Italian Plum Tree features a spring bloom of lovely pink and white blossoms, but it of course most beloved for its August harvest of delectable, freestone plums. In fact, Italian Plums are among the most popular you can buy and often dried as prunes. They’re incredibly versatile, being used in canning, cooking…and of course sumptuous right off the tree. The flavor is a rich blend of sweetness with a lemon-tart edge that sets it apart from the common taste of other plums. Not only delicious and versatile, but also beautiful, Italian Plums are medium/large with a dramatic, purple/black skin and green-hued, yellow flesh. When cooked, the juice transforms to a deep red that is a breathtaking addition to culinary dishes. Italian Plum Tree will grow up to 20 feet in height with a dense canopy. It’s adaptable to a variety of soil conditions. Italian Plum doesn’t need a pollinator to produce its delicious harvest, but will do better if a pollinator is close at hand. It’s considered an easy tree to get established, and can be expected to bear fruit within only two years. For a plum with exceptional flavor and a multitude of uses, Italian Plum is the choice for you. With very little effort, you can expect a heavy harvest of some of the most delicious plums you’ve ever tasted. Try one today!* Superior flavored fruit* Freestone fruit* Self fruitful* Adaptive to a variety of soils.
A Great Plum Tree for Beginners!The Methley Plum Tree, Prunus salicina ‘Methley’, is a fast growing tree that produces an abundant harvest of sweet, juicy fruit each year. Plant one in full to partial sun where its showy, spring display and abundant harvest won’t be overlooked.Methley Plum Tree will brighten up your spring yard with a flurry of stunning, snowy white blooms. Sweetly-scented, and delicate as a feather, the fragrant blossoms will drift through your yard on the gentlest of spring breezesBy mid-July your Methley Plum Tree will be weighed down with medium to large fruit. The beauty of the deep reddish-purple skin is only surpassed by the gorgeous deep crimson color of the flesh. Methley plums are soft, sweet and very juicy. You’ll find them excellent for eating fresh or used in pies, jellies, jams, and preservesThe Methley Plum is known for being a very heavy producer. Its yearly fruit is so abundant that you will need to harvest it multiple times each year. One of the best features of Methley is that, even though often laden down with fruit, it has very strong limbs so you won’t have to worry about propping it up or thinning it out like you do with some other high-producing trees. Methley Plum Trees will grow up to 20 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a medium growth rate and can adapt to a variety of soils. A self-fertile tree, Methley does not require another plum tree to produce fruit. Because only one tree is needed for large fruit harvests, it is perfect even for a smaller yard.If you’re looking for a plum tree that even a beginning gardener can be successful with, then Methley is for you. Its simplicity of care and hardy nature is often overlooked in light of its superior fruit qualities. However, Methley is a plum tree that truly has it all. * Delicious fruit * Self pollinating * Heavy bearer * Spring flowers * Strong limbs * Heat tolerant * Disease resistant * Adapts to a variety of soils.
Popular Time-Tested VarietyDamson Plum is a hardy, fruit-bearing tree. Choose a place for one in your yard where you have a lot of sun (although they will tolerate a little shade). You’ll want a spot where you can easily view them throughout the season—you won’t want to miss watching your tasty plums ripen!Your Damson Plum is one of the most popular older varieties in America today. White blooms sprinkle amid its branches in spring, a gentle welcome to the new season. It’s not long before those dainty blooms transition into the tiny fruit that slowly ripens through the warm, summer months. By late August you’ll be astonished at how fully laden your tree is with its bounty. The small oval plums it produces have a delightfully purple skin and delectable, yellow flesh. The flavor is spicy-tart and much prized for canning, wine and preserves. You’ll also find it to be delicious right off the tree, still warm from the sun’s rays.Damson Plum will grow up to 20 feet in height with an equal spread. It has an oval shape at maturity and is a relatively hardy fruit tree. Damson is adaptable to a variety of soils and can tolerate some cold. It’s mostly self-fertile (although it will perform better with a pollinator). It’s always fun to have a plum in the yard, and Damson is a great variety. Its late harvest of spicy-sweet fruit is sure to bring a smile to your face, especially as Damson is heavy-bearing and requires little care. Try one this summer, with or without a pollinator, and you’ll see why so many consider Damson a “plum pick” among plum tree varieties.* Superior fruit * Hardy * Mostly self-fertile * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Some shade tolerance * Cold hardy.
Popular, Heat-Tolerant Plum TreeSanta Rosa Plum tree is a deciduous, fruit-bearing tree with a lovely and delicious harvest. Plant one in the front yard where your friends and neighbors can share in the beauty of its blooms and gorgeous fruit.Lovely pink and white blossoms set the stage in spring for your Santa Rosa Plum Tree’s delectable harvest in late July/August. The red-hued, purple skin of these lovely plums conceals a layer of red blush, then sweet, yellow flesh surrounding the center pit. The medium/large slightly firm fruits are perfect for canning, freezing, cooking, drying…or of course eating right off the tree. Santa Rosa’s flavor is sweet with a slight tangy edge, perfect for a variety of uses. Santa Rosa Plum Tree grows 15-25 feet in height. It’s a relatively hardy tree, adaptable to a variety of soils and heat tolerant. It’s even self-fruitful, so you don’t need to have more than one to enjoy a healthy harvest.Santa Rosa is an old favorite among plum lovers and still one of the most often grown. A pretty tree, especially in spring and late summer, Santa Rosa a great investment in something that is both useful and beautiful.* Delicious fruit * Spring flowers * Vigorous * Heat tolerant * Hardy * Self-fertile * Adaptable to a variety of soils.