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Elephant Heart Plum Tree, Japanese Type (Semi-dwarf) - FT200

Elephant Heart Plum Tree, Japanese Type (Semi-dwarf)
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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • $25 Flat Rate Shipping: Ship up to 10 trees per box for only $25/box! Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity. Only valid shipping to the lower 48 states.
  • Not registered for sale in: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
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  • Available to ship as soon as: December 18, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

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Please Note: The FRUIT DESCRIPTION, RECOMMENDED POLLINATOR(S) and USDA ZONES as shown in our recently published 2015 Bare Root Catalog are INCORRECT (but the Chill Hours and Harvest Dates are CORRECT).

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 500
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September 1 - October 1
  • Looks: Large, heart-shaped fruit. Frosted, dark reddish colored skin that is mottled but still smooth. Juicy, blood-red flesh.
  • Personality: Sweet, juicy, rich flavor. The clingstone flesh has a nice balance of tart and sweet, the skin can be described as having a berry-like flavor.
  • Facts of note: Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. Hardy, heavy-bearing plum that is a home orchard favorite since it can bruise easily and is best suited to hand picking. Developed in Sonoma County by Luther Burbank in 1929.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by Beauty or Late Santa Rosa.

Japanese Plums: These varieties bloom and ripen earlier, tend and to have larger crops. They are not generally self-pollinated and can be tricky to grow in areas with late frosts but are superb for fresh eating. They are the favored fresh eating varieties in the United states being larger, firmer fleshed, and rounder than European plums. Japanese plum trees have rougher bark, more persistent spurs, and more numerous flowers than European plums. They are also more precocious, disease resistant, and vigorous than European plums. Japanese plum flavor ranges from sweet to tart.

On Citation Rootstock which is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height. Trees are 2 years old, and should begin to fruit in their 4th year.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or Additional shipping charges will apply.

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December 15, 2014 - Peaceful Valley
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