If you are looking for a plum that is deep red in color with flesh that is mellow and sweet, then click on Burgundy plum and then add to cart; this plum will give you a fresh approach to some of the older varieties that have been around so long. Santa Rosa and Satsuma plums are still great, the Burgundy just the new kid on the block wanting its few minutes of fame. The fruit is medium sized with reddish purple skin, small pit...still hungry after one, eat another. The Burgundy plum is self fertile, so no need for another tree, especially important if space is at a premium. This plum variety only needs 250 to 350 chill hours, so a good choice for mild winter areas, yet it will take some cold. Ripens early July, but keeps well on tree till mid August. Use fruit for fresh eating, cooking, drying and jams & jellies. Shipped as a potted five gallon tree in its original soil and container.
The trees should be planted in a triangle (or box for 4) 24-30 inches apart and at a slight outward angle. The center limbs are pruned so that crossing limbs are removed. Otherwise, normal care is all that is necessary.
Pick a combination of varieties that are similar in growth habit and foliage texture. Varieties can be selected for mild winter areas, traditional fruit growing areas, mountains or deserts. Why not have fruit all summer long?
Apples….red, green and yellow, or early, mid and late season. Apricots...June, July and August ripening. Cherries...early June ripening, mid June ripening and a sweet pollinator. Plums...red meat, purple meat and yellow meat.... I think you get the picture. Just have fun!