Howard's Miracle Plum
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Tropical Taste Howard Miracle Plum Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • 400 Chill Hours
  • Freestone Fruit
  • Yellow Skin Blushed With Red and Pink
  • Wonderful Fresh Eating
  • Tropical Fruit Taste
  • Juicy Fruit with Distinctive Flavor
  • Spreading Form
  • Vigorous
  • Use Santa Rosa Plum as Pollination Partner

One of the best tasting fresh-eating plums, Howard Miracle Plum Tree (Prunus salicina 'Howard Miracle') produces fruit with a zesty, sweet taste. The white flesh has a floral-tropical hint of pineapple and honey!

This special variety truly is a tasty miracle for fresh eating. Sometimes people call them Howard Wonder Plums. They are favorites at Southern California farmer's markets, but might be hard to find.

Grow your own, they'll keep for a week or two after harvest. The complex, layered flavor is well worth it!

Try them thin-sliced on a fruit and cheese platter and in sorbets and speciality cocktails. Your friends will beg you for your daiquiri recipe.

If you have any left over, use them in special homemade sauces. Nothing is better than a sweet and citrusy Howard Miracle Plum sauce as a dip for egg rolls. Or use it as a glaze over ham, turkey and duck.

Plant with a Japanese Plum pollination partner. Try Santa Rosa, Hollywood or other Satsuma Plums.

Place your order for Howard Miracle Plum now, people are on the hunt for this rare, low chilling requirement variety.

How to Grow Howard Miracle Plum Fruit Trees

WIth a spreading growth habit, Howard Miracle can become a perfect specimen plant in your edible landscape. Beautiful white blooms cover the tree in springtime.

Place this tree where you'll notice it. It makes an impact with spreading limbs and pure white blossoms in early spring.

You'll have to wait for the developing fruit to ripen in late mid-season. Why not add an early season variety as a pollination partner?

Fruit trees can be pruned to any size in the summertime. Be sure to check out our blogs on high-density planting, and videos on size control.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plum trees need full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Proper air circulation is also important. Please don't plant too close to structures.

They grow best in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost. Plant in a large mound or raised bed if poor drainage is suspected.

Provide moderate amounts of water on a regular basis. Mulch your tree to 3 to 4 inches deep to 3 feet outside of the canopy.

Thin out heavy crops to increase the size of mature fruit. Spacing is about one fruit per 6 inches.

In late winter, shape your fruit tree to correct crossing branches. Develop three main scaffold limbs to carry the weight of the harvest.

Keep your tree smaller with summer pruning for size control. Tip prune the season's new growth by a third. You'll have an easier harvest, and encourage next year's fruiting wood.

There is a bit of a mystery regarding Howard Miracle Plum. It was widely reported that this is a hybrid cross between two unlikely parents. The historical Green Gage is a European Plum, and beloved Satsuma is an Asian Plum.

But these days, it's assumed the green parent was actually a green Asian Plum. Oh well, it's a good story and the taste is still out-of-this-world!

Order your Howard Miracle Plum today, but please hurry. This year's crop will sell out quickly.

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
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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Howard Miracle Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus salicina 'Howard Miracle'
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Mid-Season