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Plum

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Of all the stone fruits, plums are some of the most varied. They range from hardy little cherry plums and sand cherries to hybrids with the hardiness of natives, sweet European plums, and sweet or tart Japanese plums. Grow several different species and have fun comparing the fruits' taste and texture. You'll be surprised by the diversity. Plums are relatively easy to grow and the trees are a pleasing shape in the landscape.

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'Dapple Dandy' pluot
'Dapple Dandy' pluot
is a plum hybridized with an apricot. The result is a creamy-white and red fleshed fruit with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Zones 5-9
'Oullin's Golden Gage' plum
'Oullin's Golden Gage' plum
produces large, sweet, golden-yellow dessert fruit in late summer. Choose a semi-dwarf plant for a neat and tidy habit. Zones 4-9
'Pipestone' plum
'Pipestone' plum
has excellent hardiness and lovely golden-blushed red-skin fruit with yellow flesh. It is sweet and juicy. Zones 4-8
'Richard's Early Italian' plum
'Richard's Early Italian' plum
bears exceptionally sweet fruits early in the season. Zones 5-9
'Satsuma' plum
'Satsuma' plum
is a small to medium, meaty plum with red juice. This early to mid-season plum has dark-red skin and mild-red flesh. It is good for desserts or preserves. Zones 5-8
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