Sweet Treat Pluerry Tree

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SKU
10002412

Rare Hybrid - Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum!

  • Unique Plum & Cherry Combination
  • Smaller Ornamental Sized Tree
  • Reddish Purple Smooth Skin
  • Amber Meaty Flesh
  • Sweet-Tart Complex Flavor & Juicy!
  • Fragrant White Flowers
  • Prolific Fruit Set & Long Hang Time
  • Precocious
  • Taste Test Favorite
  • Handsome Form & Foliage
  • Attracts Bees & Butterflies
  • Fresh Eating & Preserves
  • Mid-Season Harvest
  • Requires a Pollinator
  • 500-600 Chill Hours

A revolutionary tree that's the result of an interspecific hybrid - blending a Plum and a Cherry, creating a sweet treat that grows unique fruit called 'Puerries'! Developed by one of the most creative and renowned fruit species developers - Floyd Zaiger, inventor of the Pluot, he's gifted us with this mouth-wateringly remarkable stone fruit!

The Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum (Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera 'Sweet Treat') offers the best of both worlds without taking up prime real estate! This conversation starter will have neighbors begging to try these juicy delights!

Larger than a Cherry but not as big as a Plum, featuring plum-colored skin and bright yellow flesh, and a small pit similar to a Cherry! When you bite into one, you'll recognize that sweet Cherry juice that floods your taste buds. You'll also enjoy the slightly tart but bright pop of summertime Plum flavor.

Summer ripening fruit makes Sweet Treat the perfect snack on a hot summer's day! Requiring a pollinator, make sure you pick up its counterpart, the Candy Heart Pluerry™, too!

Sweet Treat is a true ornamental that won't keep you waiting, bearing fruit in just 2-3 years! And as if it doesn't have enough accolades, it hangs on the tree for over a month!

How to Use Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum In The Landscape

This small-statured variety looks charming as a specimen and welcomes spring with drifts of fragrant white blooms. Adored for its ornamental beauty, plant Sweet Treat anywhere you have a bit of room for a special accent!

Prune smaller for ease tucking Sweet Treat and its pollinator into established orchards or existing landscape or try high-density planting. You can even train it into an even more stunning Espalier specimen!

And those curious neighbors? You won't worry about running out of fruit to share! Because it's prolific! Growing a bounty large enough to share, be eaten fresh or create uniquely flavored preserves and baked goods for all!

#ProPlantTips For Care

For best performance, keep this sweet tree in the sweetest conditions. Provide at least 6 hours or more of full sunlight a day. Best in USDA growing zones 4-9, they are adaptable and hardy!

Any well-drained soil that is fertile and organically enriched works perfectly! However, you should fertilize your tree regularly and provide a layer of mulch over the roots system.

Our Garden Blog has more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Plum Tree Care tips and tricks waiting for you!

This tree is sure to please! Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum will make your local pollinators happy, your neighbors smile and keep you full of unique and delectable treats all summer long! Order this rare find at NatureHills.com today!

Plum Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect young Plum trees to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd to 4th year after they establish in your landscape.

How big do Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum trees grow? How fast do Plum trees grow?

The Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 12-18 feet and a mature width of 12-15 feet. 

Once your Plum tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 13-24 inches of new growth per growing season. If your plants are growing less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.

Where is the best place to plant a Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum Trees?

Plum trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water in well-drained, fertile soil.

Do You Need 2 Plum Trees to Produce Fruit?

The Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum trees are not self fertile, so planting more than one Plum tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time! 

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum Tree be Planted?

Bareroot Plum trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown Plum trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

  • Plant bareroot Plum trees in the early spring.
  • Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.

How Do I Find Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your landscape tastier by shopping for Plum trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Plum tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.

Shop the selection of mature Plum trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum Tree today.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Sweet Treat Pluerry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera 'Sweet Treat'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes