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Yard-size Plum Tree That Can Take a Deep Freeze

 Do you live in a colder climate and hate on your southern friends who can pick fresh plums straight from their trees every summer while you’re picking through what’s left of the measly fruit in your local big box grocery store? Well, we’re here to tell you, “No more!”

Superior Plum trees, Prunus hybrid 'Superior', were bred specifically for you! These Japanese/American crosses are hardy down to -30 degrees. You read that right. Superior is a plum tree that you can grow in your own yard that will survive sub-freezing temps!

Now, you might think that the fruit would be a little sub-par, but you will be happily surprised. Fire-red with deep golden yellow flesh, these beautiful fruits have classic plum taste. Ripening in early August, these fruits are fantastic to eat straight off of the tree, but make amazing jams, jellies and desserts.

Superior Plum trees look beautiful in the landscape and grow to a very manageable size of 12’ to 15’ tall and wide. They do need a pollinator, so you’ll want to buy two. They also work great with Alderman, Bubblegum and Toka Japanese plum trees.

Trust us when we say that nothing tastes better than a plum fresh-picked from your own tree. Buy a couple of Superior Plum trees today and make your southern friends jealous!

* Cold Tolerant
* Abundant, consistent harvests
* Early maturity


Plant Facts

Family Prunus salicina 'Superior'
Foliage Green
Mature Height Dwarf: 8 - 14 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Characteristics Clingstone
Harvest Period Late August

Superior Plum Trees.

Rating: 4.7/5 based on 3 review(s)
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Wild Plum Pollinators Review by David
Sybil, the Superior plum can be pollinated by the native American plum (Prunus americana), which grows wild thoughout north-east - see the distribution map on Wikipedia. So wild plums may be pollinating your tree.
Suerior Plum Review by Sybil
I have a Superior plum tree, planted 3 1/2 yrs ago and no pollinator and it is loaded with fruit every year and they are fabulous large and juicy. I had one at are previous home that was 15 yrs old and the same thing no 2nd tree. I ask when I bought it the first time does it need another plum the nursery said no.
I'm Excited About This Variety Review by julie donaghy
It's early spring in Iowa. In fact, we just had a snow storm two days ago but my superior plum trees are not letting that bother them. They already have small green leaves and they look so good! None of my other fruit trees (apple, apricot, nectarine,peach, cherry) are this far along yet. The tag on the tree states that it does well in clay soil and that is what I have....I am really looking forward to seeing what this tree looks like in a month or two!

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