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Shiro Asian Plum

Original price $54.99 - Original price $54.99
Original price
$54.99 - $54.99
Current price $54.99
SKU C240

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 is very prolific, the fruit ripens early and is ridiculously juicy. You might want to get out a bib for this one!

The fast-producing tree reliably cranks out loads of clingstone fruit every mid-summer, and builds a rather short, wide, layered form. Requires 400-500 chill hours to set fruit, and doubles its fruit production each year for the first 5 years! Developed by Luther Burbank and introduced 1899.

USDA Zone: 6-9

Grow Height:  12' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Partially self fertile

Rootstock: Dwarf - St. Julian A

Rootstock: Semi-dwarf - Marianna 26-24

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Is this plum a late bloomer? We always get freeze one or two night at end of march.

    No, like most Asian plums Shiro blooms well within the last frost window. The good news is that it usually does well anyway.

  • Does it need a pollinator?

    Typically not, Shiro is very self fertile

  • What is the difference between dwarf and semi-dwarf rootstocks for this plum? It says the growth height is 12'. Would that be for dwarf?

    The difference is roughly 2' between the two root stocks, with Marianna 2426 being the taller of the two.

  • What other plum varieties would make good cross-pollinators for the Shiro plum to increase yield?

    Any of the other Asian plums will work fine. Beauty, Hollywood, Early Golden, etc.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Eddie H.
Shiro review

The tree looks good pre- trimmed. Planted and waiting for leaves to start

Mickey N.P.
Shiro Plum

The tree arrived in a protective box, wrapped in plastic with shredded paper around the roots.
I was very pleased with the package. And information on planting. Along with their newsletter about taking care of the tree. I will be shopping with them again.

Roy L.W.
One of my favorite trees; pagoda shaped upper branches

Planted in 2018, had two incredibly delicious plums in 2019, and have identified one plum this year. I may have sheared off some blossoms as I pruned the tree for size early this spring. Have I mentioned how delightful those two plums were? I worried that my Shiro and Beauty were not pollinating each other sufficiently, so I added an Obilnaja this year, and my Nadia cherry/plum may contribute, though if there are not more fruits by 2021 I may have to take other measures, as in more trees to pollinate or planting lavender to attract more bees.

Wilhelm S.
Way Too Early

I received this tree via UPS last week, and I planted it the next day. Today, I received an email asking me to write a review.

It seems to me that it's way too early for me to give a meaningful review. The tree arrived alive and in good shape, but that is all I can say.

This is the replacement for the Shiro plum tree I bought last year. That one also arrived in good condition, but it died within 4 months after planting. That happens sometimes. No big deal. The other 18 trees I bought from Raintree Nursery last year are all doing very well.

It seems to me that one can only write a meaningful review of a tree at least 3 years after planting it.