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Asian Plum Trees

Asian plums are tasty little juice bombs! High summer - biting into a plum so tangy/sweet and the juice running down your arm - this is the essence of the Asian plum experience.

These trees were originally introduced from Japan, China, and Korea, where they were bred to produce lots of succulent juice used to make the popular plum sauces and plum wines that are featured in many kinds of Asian foods. Once introduced into the US in the late 1800's, they were tapped by famed American plant breeder Luther Burbank to create crosses with wild American plums - producing fruit that was crunchy and more firm, but still had the powerful flavor and juiciness that is the hallmark of Asian plums. Modern plant breeder Floyd Zaiger used these crosses as the basis of his newer introductions - pluots, apriums, and more - to create the interspecific crosses that add so much variety and unique flavor to the plum family tree!

Asian plums are a great choice for the beginner. They are easy to grow, and so precocious (early to start bearing), that they often fruit in the nursery row. A few are self fertile, although many still require a pollinizing partner to set fruit, and even the self-fertile varieties will produce larger yields when there is a pollinizer nearby.

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    Cocheco Asian Plum

    A red leafed plum that is both beautiful and productive. It is an upright, vigorous tree with attractive, flavorful round pinkish orange fruit with...

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    Sprite Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x cerasifera 'Sprite' Cold region gardeners: now you can grow Asian plums, too! Sprite produces loads of delicious fruit each year ...

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    Obilnaja Asian Plum

    This worldly Russian bred plum, a hardy cross between Japanese and Myrobalan plums, comes from Yalta on the Black Sea. The partially self-fertile t...

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    Emerald Beaut Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Emerald Beaut' A delicious and unusual late-season plum. Ripe fruit holds on the tree longer than any other stone fruit - two mo...

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    Golden Nectar Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Golden Nectar' The long, hot summers of our Southern growers deserve Golden Nectar!  Famous for its complex melon and honey flav...

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    Superior Asian Hybrid Plum

    Prunus americana x salicina 'Superior' Proving its name since 1933, this very hardy Asian-American hybrid from Minnesota remains a favorite both fo...

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    Hollywood Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Hollywood' This versatile Asian plum tree is a stunner in all seasons! It's loaded with showy pink blossoms early each spring. T...

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    Weeping Santa Rosa Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Weeping Santa Rosa' A fantastic focal point in your edible landscape, the Weeping Santa Rosa has a beautiful draping habit, show...

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    Early Golden Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Early Golden' When we say "Early", we're not kidding! This vigorous, upright, open grower produces heaps of medium-sized, round ...

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    Methley Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Methley' Methley is the most reliable and easiest-to-grow fruit tree we offer. Every year in July, before any other tree fruit i...

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    Toka Asian Plum

    Prunus americana x salicina 'Toka' Our hardiest Asian plum, it is so sweet, spicy, and fragrant, it is commonly called the Candy or Bubblegum plum!...

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    Shiro Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Shiro' The Shiro plum is a large, round, yellow plum with an mild, sweet flavor and sunshine yellow, translucent flesh. The tree...

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    Beauty Asian Plum

    Prunus salicina x 'Beauty' Beauty is one of the richest-flavored Japanese plums; a wonderful blend of sweet and tart that melts in your mouth. The ...

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    Combo Asian Plum (4 varieties)

    Prunus salicina Asian plum trees have a wide, graceful form. Add the lantern-looking yellow, red and purple fruit of this self-fertile tree and you...

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