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Plum trees were among the first cultivated fruits that were domesticated by ancient civilizations.  Most of the plums offered for sale at Best Price Plants are hybrid plums that were developed by intermixing European plums Prunus domestica  with Japanese plums Prunus salicina that has resulted  in a complex hybrid genetic mixture of delicious fruits.  Rather than remembering the names of plum tree cultivars, most customers that are interested in ordering plums and some ask: “Do you have a red plum, a yellow plum or a blue plum.  Other customers request : “I want a sour plum” or “I want a really, sweet plum”. The best tasting plums for eating are ripened on the tree, and those sweet flavors can't be found on the supermarket fruit shelves, because the plums are commercially shipped green, before the flavors really develop. Plum trees flowering begins in March, early, and that is just before the  peach trees start flowering.  Plum trees have a thin skin that is usually sour and can be eaten or either spit out.  The interior pulp is juicy and richly flavorful with an essence of complex fragrances.  When plums are fully ripe, a dusty wax is formed on the skin that is gray-white in color, and the wax contrasts dramatically with the plum skin color, and that is a signal to pick the plums now. The concentration of sugar is high in some plums, and that makes it possible to dry the plums into prunes that are commercially important for elderly folks to use as an aid in the digestion process.   Normally we list the name of fruit trees, immediately followed by the Latin names that are both used in combination to clarify and standardize the name of a particular cultivar, however, the mysterious,  intermixing and hybridizing of plums over the past centuries has been too speculative and slipshod to accurately reflect the true scientific Latin nomenclature with any assurance and accuracy, and that could be misleading, so we will omit the Lain combinations of Prunus salicina and Prunus domestica.

  • Santa Rosa Plum Tree
    Considered one of the top varieties of plum trees that you could get today is the Santa Rosa Plum. With our one-year warranty it would be a shame to pass up an offer on such an important commercial variety that you could grow easily at your home today.
  • Methley Plum
    A self-fertile plum that requires as little as 250 chill hours is the Methley Plum. It's a medium sized plum with a purplish skin, and we have them ready to be planted in any backyard garden today!
  • Plant a Methley Plum Tree
    Plant Methley Plum trees and you will eat sweet, delicious, red-skinned plums with an aromatically, pleasing fragrance and a juicy red pulp inside this medium sized plum that begins to ripen on the tree during the last week of May.
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