Burbank Japanese Plum
This classic Plum, Burbank Japanese Plum was selected by Luther Burbank and is one of the best of his many introductions. The tree is hardy and low growing with a flat top. Fruit is large with red skin and a yellow blush and is firm and juicy.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: 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 like Santa Rosa for better crops.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Red skin with yellow blush
Fruit Flesh: Yellow
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: 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: 4-9