Elephant Heart Plum Tree
Elephant Heart Plum is a heart-shaped, juicy, free-stone plum with deep red flesh and purple skin. They have a very pronounced flavor and are fantastic for almost any application. If you are looking for a perfect addition to your home orchard, the Elephant Heart Plum fits the bill with it’s dwarfing rootstock, vigorous growth, and hardy temperament.
Latin Name: Prunus sp.
Site and Soil: 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: Self-fertile, but will produce best when cross-pollinated with plums like Beauty or Santa Rosa.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°F.
Bearing Age: 3-6 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Purple
Fruit Flesh: Red
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: 5-8