Howard Miracle Plum Tree
A unique and outstanding taste delight, Howard Miracle Plum bears good crops of large, crimson and yellow, sweet and juicy fruit. This delectable fruit tastes like a sweet Grapefruit or Pineapple. A vigorous spreading tree, Howard Miracle Plum needs another Japanese plum for pollination.
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: Plant Howard Miracle with another Japanese Plum for cross-pollination.
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: August
Yield: 30+ 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 with copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated