If you like plums, you will love Nichols Plum Tree. A beautiful tree with deep red foliage, Nichols Plum bears large, delicious, dark red plums with red flesh. We found this outstanding and productive, European variety at Nichols Nursery in Albany, Oregon. A Northwest Classic.
Latin Name: Prunus spp.
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: Nichols Plum is partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety like Italian Plum for the best crops.
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: 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: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated