Types of plum trees

Updated April 17, 2017

Plum trees are not hard to grow, and most nurseries sell trees that are three years old, so you do not have to wait long for a harvest. Some of the plums these trees will produce you will recognise from your supermarket, but some you will not.

The Pembina Plum Tree

This tree produces a plum with yellow flesh and red skin. The Pembina produces fruit in three to five years, and the fruit is harvested in August. The tree is hardy in zones 3 to 8.

The Superior Plum Tree

This tree originated in Japan. It produces a large-sized plum and is one of the hardiest plum trees. The fruit is yellow with a bright red skin. Harvest begins in early August. The Superior Plum is hardy in zones 3 through 8, grows as high as 14 feet and produces fruit in three to six years.

Burbank Plum

The Burbank is a variety that was developed in America. Its fruit has yellow flesh with red/yellow skin. It will reach a height of 15 feet, and is hardy in zones 5 to 9.

Golden Globe Plum Tree

The Golden Globe is a variety not seen much in stores because it has a short shelf life. The Golden Globe is hardy in zones 5 to 8, and has a golden-coloured fruit.

Santa Rosa Plum Tree

The Santa Rosa Plum is one that is sold widely in stores. The Santa Rosa also has an early harvest (June or July), produces a large purple fruit and is hardy in zones 4 to 9.

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