Toka Plum Tree
Toka Plum, also known as Bubblegum Plum, produces very sweet, and juicy reddish bronze colored plums with a yellow flesh. This plum originated in South Dakota in the early 1900s and is said to withstand temperature as low as -50º degrees F.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus americana
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 with another Japanese Plum variety for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Taste: Very sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Reddish bronze
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: 4-8