Emerald Beaut Japanese Plum
Emerald Beaut (not a typo) Japanese Plum is one of the finest flavored of any plum and has won numerous blind tastings. Plums on Emerald Beaut have light green skin and yellow to orange freestone flesh. What is especially unique about Emerald Beaut is you can begin harvesting it in late August and continue until October as fruits maintain crispness but continue to sweeten as they hang on the tree! Very unique for stone fruits and an adaptation that is sure to delight the home gardener!
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, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Requires a pollinizer. Plant with another Japanese variety like Santa Rosa.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Light green
Fruit Flesh: Yellow to orange
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