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Elephant Heart Asian Plum

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$59.99 - $59.99
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SKU C104

Prunus salicina 'Elephant Heart'

Elephant heart plums are bigger than most plums and usually measure 7-8cm across. The shape is oblong with rounded shoulders that taper to a point - almost heart-like! The skin is velvety, mottled yellow and ripens to purple-red. The flesh is firm, crisp and juicy - and the color varies from ruby red to golden. A fibrous pit sits at the center of the flesh, not firmly attached. Their flavor's tart, sweet and floral - with hints of vanilla and berries. Luther Burbank really hit the jackpot with this one!

These plums can grow in most US zones and need only 500-600 chill hours. They do ripen late, especially for an Asian plum, so best grown in areas with longer, hotter summers.

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height:  15' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Late Summer - August

Pollination: mostly Self Fertile

Rootstock: St. Julian A

Read our Plum Growing Guide


Size: Dwarf (4'-5')

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  • How tall and wide does this grow? And is it self fertile?

    This tree will get about 15 feet tall and wide. It will need another Asian plum for cross pollination as it is not self-fertile.

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