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Superior Asian Hybrid Plum

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99

Prunus americana x salicina 'Superior'

Proving its name since 1933, this very hardy Asian-American hybrid from Minnesota remains a favorite both for flavor and for toughness! The very large fruit has true red skin and delicious, meaty, yellow flesh. Even folks who don't usually like plums, from Michigan to Virginia, agree this plum is Superior!

It blooms with and is pollinized by late-blooming Asian plums like Shiro, Emerald Beaut, or Toka. The tree bears a heavy crop of heart-shaped, clingstone fruit at an early age. Plums ripen in August, and keep well on the tree.

USDA Zone: 3-9

Grow Height:  14' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August - September

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Rootstock: Dwarf - St. Julian, Semi-Dwarf - Krymsk-1, Semi_Dwarf - Marianna 2624

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Is this shipped bare root? And does the 4-5' Semi-Dwarf selection indicate that's its size upon shipping?

    Yes and yes. Gold star!

  • What tree is a good pollinator for the Superior Asian Hybrid plum tree? Will a Methley pollinate it?

    Yes, any Asian plum will do the job.

  • Just pre-ordered one. Do you recommend training hybrid plums like Superior or Toka as open center? Or central leader/modified central leader? Thanks.

    We promote a central leader based pruning system as it leads to a healthier and more robust root system.

  • Would this pair well with a Mount Royle Plum?

    No, Superior does not cross pollinate with Mount Royal. European plums need other European plums and hybrid plums need Asian plums.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Superior Plum

Tree arrived healthy and happy as anything--already starting to wake up after a week in the ground. A+

morena q.
Nice little tree

My superior asian plum Tree arrived in good conditions, I like the distribution of what will be scaffold branches, it was pruned and put in the ground immediately, I had prepared the hole ahead of time.