Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety, rootstock and cross pollinator. New Queen plums are purple and the fruit is large.
New Queen is a late flowering plum. Trees will be in full bloom towards the end of September. Plums will ripen during early February.
Seed will grow after cold stratification. The seed do not grow into the same cultivar- graft or bud the right variety on a rootstock or seedling.
Plums can be espaliered or tree-trained into interesting shapes including a neat hedge row!
New Queen was developed in Israel by Ben Dor.
Soil PH preference
Fruits are used fresh, juiced or preserved. Plum blossom make excellent green tea!
Slugs and snails love new growth. Weevils or snout beetles will nibble little holes in the leaves and can also damage fruit - specially when the fruit is still young.