Emerald Drop Pluot

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Emerald Drop Pluot Tree (Prunus x 'Emerald Drop') is an interspecific Plum cross with medium to large fruit. Featuring unique light green skin and honey-like orange flesh, you'll enjoy a prolonged harvest with two stages - early picked fruit is firm, yet juicy and sweet! While fruit turns greenish-yellow when fully ripe when it becomes softer.

Fragrant clouds of white blossoms emerge in spring to transform your tree into a gorgeous flowering ornamental! These are butterfly and bee favorites, so situate one where you can enjoy the flowers, the beneficial insects and your developing harvest! Pluot trees do require a pollinator, so plant more than one or pair it with a Flavor Grenade or Santa Rosa Plum.

Harvest Emerald Drop in late summer! Just in time for end-of-season barbecues and soirees! Grill it after brushing with a simple honey glaze. Cut one in half, and pop them in the oven face up for a few minutes to broil them and bring out the sugars.

Planting and Application:

Featuring a classic shape and Plum-like leaves. It paints a pretty dual-purpose flowering landscaping ornamental tree that produces plenty of nutritious fruit to eat and share with your lucky friends and neighbors! Get beautiful curb appeal and shade for both front and back yard gardening! Everyone on the block will love this tree!

Emerald Drop is a good-sized tree and does best with other Pluots, so start your own orchard or create informal groupings for shade and curb appeal! Need a hedge, privacy and healthy fresh fruit? Create your own privacy hedgerow with other Pluots or stone fruit for a property-defining barrier! You and your neighbors won't mind the view or the tasty treats!

  • Bright Green Skinned Fruit & Honeyed Orange Flesh
  • Sweet & Juicy
  • Mid-July to August Harvest Time
  • Fragrant White Blossoms
  • Requires a Pollinator Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Pluot Trees need full sun and do best in enriched, well-drained soil with moderate, yet consistent moisture access throughout the entire growing season. Prune when dormant in late winter.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Mulch to Insulate Roots & Hold Moisture
  • Find fruit tree Planting, Pruning and Success Tips in our Garden Blog!
  • ~400 Chill Hours

Order the Emerald Drop Pluot Tree today and pick up its pollinator too! Look for these and more at NatureHills.com for fruit trees and more delivered to your door!

Recommended Pollinators: Flavor Grenade Pluot® or Santa Rosa Plum

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Emerald Drop Pluot Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus x 'Emerald Drop'
Type Deciduous
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes