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Plum 'Suplum 25'

Prunus domestica 'Suplum 25'

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Plums are delicious summer fruit and part of the stone fruit family. Fruit of Suplum 25 are red to black, yields improve with cross-pollination. Speak to your nurseryman about variety, rootstock combinations and cross pollinators for your garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Fruit have the best flavor when left to ripen on the tree. You can tell when plums are ripe by applying gentle pressure with your fingers. If the skin of the fruit feels soft, then it is ready to be picked. Plums should come off the tree easily. Commercial farmers will test for sugar content and will only start to harvest if the plum have reached a high enough sugar level. They do not continue to ripen after harvesting.

Propagation

Cuttings
Graft or bud the cultivar onto a suitable rootstock, like Marianna

Special features

Hedge plant
Plums can be tree-trained or espaliered into interesting shapes including hedgerows.

Geography

Origin
The variety is from Sun World in USA, but plums originated from Europe. The first plum orchards(A.D.) grew in China where the Romans took the idea back and soon Europeans espaliered trees against South facing warm walls.

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Fruit is used fresh, juiced and preserved. Plums can also be used in cooking and baking. Plum blossom make an excellent tea.

Personality

Family
Roseaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Plums are relatively disease free. Snoutbeetles or weevils nibble round holes in the leaves and can deform the fruit, especially if the fruit was damaged when young.

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