Shiro Asian Plum Tree
Reliable, hardy, and very productive, this compact and attractive Japanese variety, Shiro Asian Plum Tree, bears good crops of round, bright-yellow fruit. Mild and sweet, it is great for fresh eating and canning. Pollinate Shiro with another Japanese variety.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Citation produces trees 12′-18′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with another Japanese Plum for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height
Taste: Mild and sweet
Fruit Skin: Bright yellow
Fruit Flesh: Yellow
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: 4-9