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.
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.