Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum
A Must-Have: The Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum
Have you ever wondered what it'd be like if you crossed a plum and a cherry? While this thought may have never crossed your mind, luckily, it crossed the mind of one of the most famous and successful plant scientists, Floyd Zaiger. The inventor of the pluot, Zaiger created the Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum (Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera 'Candy Heart'), a cross between the plum and cherry! This pluerry tree will turn your heart to candy with its amazingly sweet fruit!
This remarkable tree is a semi-dwarf stone fruit that produces an unheard-of number of pluerries! When you cut into one of the juicy treats, you'll immediately understand why it's called a "candy heart." Its mouth-watering meat is a deep red with golden yellow highlights and is sweet as candy. And when sliced in half, it forms an adorable heart-shape.
Close your eyes and imagine taking a bite of cherry then a plum. Now, combine those flavors combined and you have the sweet and supple taste of a pluerry. This mind-blowing fruit has deep purple skin and tart but sweet flesh. Just smaller than a golf ball, these fruits are the perfect size to pop in your mouth or bake in a pie. They do have a small pit that's more like a cherry's than a plum's pit.
And because pluerries ripen in July or August, this fruit extends your harvest season after traditional cherry or plum trees have finished producing. And if you're willing to share, your Candy Heart Pluerry tree will produce enough for the whole neighborhood in just two to three years after its planted.
If you want your neighbors in on your secret, plant your Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum in your front yard. It will surely become the talk of the town as a yard specimen. To keep the secret all to yourself, plant your Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum by your pool or patio in the backyard. No matter where your Candy Heart winds up, you'll want to plant a Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum nearby for cross-pollination.
To keep your Candy Heart Pluerry™ tree thriving, be sure to plant it in full sun with medium-moisture, well-drained soil. Just make sure you plant a Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum nearby.
From its white early spring blooms to a summer's worth of fruit, the Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum won't fail to surprise and delight you year after year. Don't miss your opportunity to have one of the most unique and rare trees in your neighborhood.
- Produces Sweet Pluerries (A Cross Between a Plum and Cherry)
- Ornamental Fruit
- Semi-Dwarf, Perfect for Smaller Yards
- Needs a Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum for Cross Pollination
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
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||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 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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|Botanical Name||Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera 'Candy Heart'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|