Delight Cherry Plum
Delight Cherry Plum is a fantastic interspecific hybrid between Japanese plum and cherry, creating a unique fruit that has qualities of both parents. Fruit is incredibly flavorful, tangy, clingstone and larger than a cherry but smaller than a plum. Crops are heavy even under adverse conditions.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera
Site and Soil: 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: Delight Cherry Plum requires Sprite Cherry Plum for cross-pollination
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: July-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
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated