Beauty Plum Tree
The Beauty Plum Tree is a widely adapted, self-fertile, and early ripening fruit tree. Sweeter, more widely adapted and earlier than Santa Rosa. The medium sized purple skinned plums hold a shocking and captivating surprise inside with their unique flesh of amber and ribbons of red. 250 chill hours means it is a good choice for coastal climates and places with mild winters.
Latin Name: Prunus sp.
Site and Soil: Full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Citation produces trees 12′-18′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant with another Japanese variety for best crops.
Hardiness: Hardy to -25°F.
Bearing Age: 3-6 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Purple
Fruit Flesh: Amber with ribbons of red
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: June to early August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4-10