Burbank Plum Tree
Great Flavor Favorite Burbank Plum
- Semi Dwarf
- Rich Flavor
- Mid-Season Ripener
- Easy Care
Luther Burbank, the master plant breeder, loved the Burbank Plum (Prunus salicina). He considered it his prized variety and named it in honor of himself in 1897. For home gardeners, this variety produces fruit with a reddish skin, deep, orange-yellow flesh and a very distinct rich, sweet flavor.
Burbank Plum maintains firm flesh that has a great crunchy texture throughout the ripening period.
Burbank is a natural semi-dwarf tree, with a graceful form that thrives across wide range of climates from Zones 5-9. Even though as a semi-dwarf, it won't take up a lot of space in your yard, you can always hold it at any height with minimal summer pruning.
Plant it in well-drained soil and full sun. Morning sun with its drying power is best!
As an added convenience, the fruit hangs on the tree for a long time and continues to improve in flavor. This plum is a semi-freestone, which means it partially separates from the pit.
You simply can't go wrong with the unique taste of Burbank Plums. Luther Burbank used this variety in many of his hybrid interspecific fruit tree crosses, so it's also a historical fruit tree. We highly recommend this wonderful Plum tree. Order yours today!
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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Burbank Plum, a Superior Variety
The Burbank Plum, Prunus salicina, is a prized variety that was named in honor of the master plant breeder himself, Luther Burbank in 1897. The Burbank Plum is a semi dwarf red, orange and yellow skinned plum with great flavor.
This variety was originally sent to him from a tree lot in Japan and became a favorite variety of Burbank's. He would go on to use it in many of his hybrid crosses.
Burbank is a natural semi-dwarf tree, reaching only 12'- 15' with a graceful, irregularly spreading form. It is adapted to a wide range of climates in zones 5-9. Its mid-season ripening fruit hangs on the tree for a long time, continuing to improve in flavor. This plum is a semi-freestone, which means it partially separates from the pit. It has reddish mottled, orange and yellow skin color.
The flavor is unique only to the Burbank plum, there is nothing else like it. With a deep, orange-yellow flesh and a very distingue rich, sweet flavor. Burbank maintains firm flesh that has a great crunchy texture throughout the ripening period.
The Burbank Plum can be held at any height with minimal summer pruning. Preferring well-drained soil and a full days-worth of sun; favoring the morning sun if possible. It is a great tasting plum on a tree that won't take up a lot of space in your yard. You can't go wrong with the Burbank Plum tree. Recommended pollinators are the Santa Rosa, Methley, and the Burgundy.
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Burbank'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 12 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|