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Plum 'Black Pearl'

Prunus domestica 'Black Pearl'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

7m

3m

Min

5m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Trees are in full bloom during late August and early September. Plums are harvested during the first weeks of December.

Plum 'Black Pearl' Overview

Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. The following varieties can be used as cross pollinators for Black Pearl: African Rose, Pioneer, African Delight, Harry Pickstone, Angelino, Fortune, Ruby Sun, Mark, Sun Kissed, Red Diamond. Black Pearl plums are black with beet-red flesh. The plum is sweet and slightly tart.

Common problems with Plum 'Black Pearl'

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.

Plum 'Black Pearl' Companion Plants

How to propagate Plum 'Black Pearl'

Seed

Seed need cold stratification,but the new seedling will not bare the same fruit as the parent.

Cuttings

Commercially plum varieties are budded or grafted on a strong root stock, like Marianna.

Special features of Plum 'Black Pearl'

Hedge plant

Plum trees make good hedges and can be espaliered or pruned to fit a specific area.

Other uses of Plum 'Black Pearl'

Edible

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