Purple Heart Hybrid Plum


Purple Heart Hybrid Plum

Prunus Late Summer. Elwyn Meader intro, Enfield, NH, 1968.

Medium-sized clingstone fruit with red-purple skin and flesh. Some say the most delicious plum we offer. Meaty, mild and rich with no astringency. It’s wonderful. Origins shrouded in mystery. It was brought to the great plant breeder Professor Elwyn Meader by a fellow who passed away before Meader could ascertain the plum’s origin.

It has uncertain pollination requirements, but we planted ours next to Black Ice and both are fruiting well. Not as hardy as other hybrids. May show tip or even branch damage following colder winters in central Maine, some susceptibility to black knot. Z4/5. Maine Grown. (3-6' bare-root trees)

351 Purple Heart
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Additional Information

Hybrid Plums

Hybrid plums require a second variety for pollination. The North American native plum Prunus americana is a particularly good pollinator for hybrid plums. Your plum trees can be planted close to form a thicket, or spaced 15–20' in an orchard setting.

At maturity, hybrid plums are roughly 15–20' tall.

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