Shiro Asian Plum
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