Sweet Treat Pluerry ™
Sweet Treat Pluerry ™ is the first of its kind, the Pluerry ™: a new fruit type from the genius of Floyd Zaiger. This taste-test favorite is a complex interspecific hybrid, predominantly of plum and cherry, combining the sweetness of a cherry with that summer fresh plum zing. Much larger than a cherry, this precocious and prolific variety will hang on the tree for over a month, and the colorful fruit make Sweet Treat a true ornamental.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Myrobalan 29C produces trees 12′-18′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Sweet Treat Pluerry needs another pluerry or late season Japanese Plum, sweet cherries might work as well.
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are occasionally bothered by aphids. 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
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated