Model # FRT3889G5PLUM

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OnlinePlantCenter 5 gal. 5 ft. Burbank Plum Fruit Tree

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5 gal. 5 ft. Burbank Plum Fruit Tree

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Product Overview

A compact, semi dwarf tree for the home orchard valued for its heavy yields of reddish purple plums in midsummer. White flowers in late spring. Very adaptable to a wide variety of soil types.

  • Tasty fruits are particularly good for commercial production, eating fresh, canning and baking
  • To set fruit, tree requires 300-450 chill hours of a winter temperature at 45 degree or below
  • Plums are semi freestone with reddish purple skins and a buttery yellow flesh
  • Cross pollinate with Santa Rosa or Medley for higher yields
  • Tree is grown in and ships in a 5 gal. pot and is approximately 4 ft. - 5 ft. tall after planting in ground
  • We’re sorry, due to state or federal regulations, this plant cannot be shipped to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah and Washington
  • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves, especially in early spring when plant has been pruned back to promote lateral branching
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 10 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 5 to 9, when grown in other zones, special care will be necessary




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Customer Questions & Answers

Which are best fruit trees for Marietta, GA, 30062 area?

Trying to plant a fruit tree in the place of old brad pear tree removed in Marietta, GA, area? Is this good time/season to plant fruit tree or any tree like dogwood or mangolia tree during this month of February 2016?
Asked by: PG
Hi PG, Thanks for visiting our site! I am in Marietta, too! The best time to plant a tree is in the winter. Dormant trees are asleep and will wake up in their new environment without knowing that they were moved. Even evergreen trees have much less stress in the slow growing winter months. Fruit trees will have the benefit of a full growing season when planted while they are dormant. The best tree to plant is the tree that bears your favorite fruit, whatever that may be. Now (February) is the best time to plant trees and shrubs! Thank you for asking, -Travis
Answered by: Travis
Date published: 2016-02-23

Can you graft a cross pollinator also to the root stock ? (2 trees in one)

Since this tree is grafted to a root stock, couldn't you also graft the "Cross pollinator"Santa Rosa or Medley to the same root stock ? If you could do that process it would be easy for customers. I love this plum tree. But the problem is that I do not have enough space to plant 2 trees. If you could graft the Burbank Plum and Santa Rosa to the same root stock, it will solve a lot of problems, and at the same time it will be profitable and convenient to customer, vendor and Home Depot at the same time.
Asked by: Sebastian
That is an excellent suggestion that we will certainly pass along to the propagation crew. Thank you!
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2015-09-20

Need clarifications on specs/descriptions.

It says in the description: 1.Cross pollinate with Santa Rosa or Medley for higher yields. Does that mean it will still bear fruit (lower yield) with no cross pollination? 2. A compact, semi dwarf tree for the home orchard. Does that mean that it is genetically altered? 3. reddish purple plums. Does the picture reflect the actual fruits?
Asked by: Sebastian
Thank you for your questions. While the Burbank Plum will bear white flowers every spring, the subsequent fruit crop will be very small without one of the pollinizers nearby. The tree has not been genetically altered but rather grafted onto rootstock that will control its mature size. The picture is representative of the crimson-red skin and yellow flesh of the Burbank plum.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2015-09-20
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