Anybody have a suggestion for a plum tree that grows well and produces fruit in Texas? I'm seeing them again this year and I'm being tempted to buy them. Cheryl
My Santa Rosa plum was a highly recommended variety when I planted it about 20 years ago. It produces tons of plums every other year or so. It is not growing in improved oil, or full sun and gets no spraying or extra care at all. Can't ask for much easier than that.
Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'
"An early season plum, the Santa Rosa is a medium large, crimson to purplish red, lightly freckled plum with yellow flesh slightly suffused with pink especially near the pit. The fruit is firm, sweet, juicy, and aromatic. One of the most frequently planted of the Japanese plums. It is a self pollinating tree and thus can be planted in locations where pollination is not needed. It is excellent to use for home drying along with its fresh taste when ripe. Zones: 4-9.
Another Luther Burbank introduction, and still an important variety. Medium-large, bright red fruit, ripening midseason. Vigorous, precocious, productive tree."
Plum happy gardening!
Bumping this up for more suggestions ...
I read 'Bruce' was good. I've seen it at Lowe's so it's readily avalible. PJ
Other varieties for this area are Allred (small with red skin and flesh), Methley (mediums sized, purple skin and amber flesh), Morris (large fruit, purple skin and flesh), Ozark Premeir (large fruit, Red and Cream skin with yellow flesh) and Wickson (large with yellow skin and flesh).
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I had a Methley plum for years in my backyard (got it from Lowes). It had the best tasting plums that I have ever tasted anywhere. Sugar-sweet & loads of fruit. I would highly recommend it.
If you go to this website:
you will find all the information you're looking for about plums. It shows what variety to plant in your area of Texas and description of each variety