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.
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.
Graft or bud the cultivar onto a suitable rootstock, like Marianna
Plums can be tree-trained or espaliered into interesting shapes including hedgerows.
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.
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Fruit is used fresh, juiced and preserved. Plums can also be used in cooking and baking. Plum blossom make an excellent tea.
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.