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 tree is fast growing and extremely productive, bearing bright red, medium-sized fruit with amber-streaked, red flesh. This was one of developer Luther Burbank's favorites of his plum varieties, and was introduced in 1911.
The fruit is reminiscent of Santa Rosa, but much better suited to cool weather growers. Beauty starts producing at an early age, sometimes the year after planting! Self fertile in most regions, and a good pollinizer for other Asian plums. Low chill; only needing 250 hours to reliably set fruit.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 15'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: July-August
Pollination: mostly Self Fertile
Rootstock: Semi-Dwarf - Krymsk 1, Dwarf - St. Julian
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