Blue Damson Plum Tree
The Blue Damson Plum Tree is a great plum for fresh eating but is more tart than sweet making it great for jams, jelly, or pruning.
Latin Name: Prunus x domestica
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Blue Damson Plum Plum is is partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety for best crops.
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 30°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: September
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: 4-8
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated