Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum
A Rare Hybrid: The Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum
Yes, you read that right. This sweet treat of a tree grows a unique and delicious fruit called the "pluerry." This revolutionary crop is the result of the interspecific hybrid breeding the plum and cherry! The Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum (Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera 'Sweet Treat') offers the best of both worlds without taking up prime yard real estate. This conversation-starter will have your neighbors begging to try these juicy delights.
Developed by one of the most creative and renowned fruit species developers, Floyd Zaiger, this tree is truly remarkable. Zaiger invented the pluot and now he's gifted us with this mouth-wateringly delicious stone fruit.
This semi-dwarf variety looks charming as a specimen but doesn't hesitate to call attention to itself in late March when it flourishes with white blooms. You'll want a Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum nearby to pollinate its flowers so it will produce its wild and tasty fruit. The beautiful and fragrant pluerries ripen in summer which makes them the perfect snack on a hot summer's day.
How big to pluerries get? They grow larger than cherries but not as big as plums. They have perfect plum-colored skin and bright yellow meat. They have a small pit like a cherry, too. When you bite into one, you'll recognize that sweet cherry juice that covers your taste buds. You'll also enjoy the slightly tart but bright pop of summertime plum flavor.
And when it comes to your curious neighbors, you won't have to worry about running out of fruit to share. The Sweet Treat Pluerry™ is quite prolific, so you'll have enough to please all the curious palates. And this beautiful tree won't keep you waiting. It begins bearing fruit just two to three years after you transplant it.
This tree isn't just admired for its fruit. It's also adored for its ornamental beauty. Plant yours in your backyard, front yard, side yard, or wherever you have a bit of room for this special specimen. If you really want to drum up some attention, plant several alongside some Candy Heart Pluerry™ Interspecific Plums and peddle your crops at your local farmers' market. You'll create the next fruit sensation!
For best performance, you'll want to keep this sweet tree in the sweetest conditions. That means medium-moisture, well-drained soil, and full sun. It does require a pollinator, so make sure you pick up its counterpart, the Candy Heart Pluerry™, too.
This tree is a true pleaser. It will make your local pollinators happy, your neighbors smile and keep your belly full of a unique and delectable treat all summer long. Don't miss out on this rare find. Order your Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum today!
- Cross Between a Plum and Cherry
- A Rare Hybrid With White Blooms
- Semi-Dwarf With Prolific Fruiting
- Requires a Candy Heart Pluerry™ for 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 'Sweet Treat'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|