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Shiro Asian Plum

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$54.99 - $54.99
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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: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • 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 1 review
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.