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Kuban Comet Asian Plum

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU C062

Prunus domestica 'Kuban Comet'

A unique cultivar from Krymsk, Russia. This teardrop-shaped, cling stone plum has bright yellow, very sweet flesh. Kuban Comet is extremely hardy, so it thrives in cold climates. The self-fertile, dwarf tree, which reaches about 10' tall, is very productive and easy to grow. 2 inch-long, yellow-orange fruits turn red when fully ripe in late July, and the tart skin resists cracks.

An unusually early bloomer, it is in bloom along with Asian plums here in the PNW. Not good to use as a pollinizer for other Euro plums.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height:  12' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July - August

Pollination: Self Fertile

Rootstock: St. Julian A

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Kuban Comet is called an Asian plum in its name, but is labeled "Prunus domestica" (European plum) in its description. Does this tree pollinate with Asian plums (and Asian-American hybrids like Toka) or European plums? Thanks!

    It's a hybrid of European and Asian plums, but it blooms so early we group it with Asian plums for pollination purposes.

  • Is this a dwarf root stock, I planning on high density planting and would like to know?

    It is as dwarf as plums get, but it will still be in the 12'-15' range at maturity. You can of course keep it smaller with pruning.

  • What color are the blooms?


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Just wow!

Kuban Comet more than paid for itself! I didn't actually sell the hundreds of sweet, flavorful plums, but at current prices, there were several hundred dollars worth of them when I invited neighbors to come and pick them. After five days of Pick & Taste parties, I gathered the remaining three dozen and dropped them off with friends. Everybody loved them.

Mary A.
Sweet and early

I bought this one a few years ago, maybe about 6, from Raintree. It has survived 30 degrees below zero in Minneapolis, and it has been bearing heavily, especially this year (2020). The plums are sweet, clingstone, early (compared to our other plums), and easy to identify as ripe.