When it comes to beautiful plum trees and the mouth-watering fruit they bear, there are several great varieties from which to choose from—and if you only have the space for just one, well, the decision is a tough one. So, to make your selection easier, we decided to take three of the very best cultivars available and graft them together to create one amazing plum tree: our 3-in-1 Plum!
Your bounty begins in late June to July with the Methley plum. This dynamic variety is considered to be one of the more attractive and productive plum trees. In fact, it yields so much fruit, that a single harvest often requires multiple pickings. Juicy, deep red and delicious, the Methley plum is one heavenly fruit.
Next up is the Burbank, with fruit ripening late July to August. The Burbank variety is a Japanese cultivar, known for being well-branched due to frequently occurring forks. This just boils down to more wood upon which the delicious fruit can grow. These plums are a gorgeous shade of red-purple with a yellow blush, and the flesh is amber in color, firm, juicy and sweet.
Rounding things out is the late blooming Italian plum, which is typically ready for harvest around mid-September depending upon your region. Often called the purple jewel of fall, this all-around fantastic, succulent fruit can be enjoyed fresh off the tree, dried, cooked into preserves or even frozen. Yummy!
The 3-in-1 Plum tree erupts with color early in spring, flaunting pale pink and/or white blossoms that are fragrant and lovely against a backdrop of vibrant green foliage. These three cultivars bloom at varying intervals, depending upon your region, so you’ll have beautiful flowers for weeks on end. This tree is a show-stopper for sure.
Maturing to heights of just 15-20 feet with a similar spread, the 3-in-1 Plum fits nicely into almost any landscaping design, and with a tree of this stature, your harvest will be trouble-free. Though this magnificent tree is self-fertile, you’ll want to plant more than one for the aesthetic value alone.
Hardy in zones 5-9, the 3-in-1 Plum is low-maintenance, requiring very little care. A vigorous grower, this exceptional darling thrives in partial to full sun, and is disease resistant and tolerant of dry, hot conditions. It certainly doesn’t hurt that it has terrific autumn color too!
Our nursery staff is trained to perform specialized pruning of these 3-in-1 Plum trees, to provide you with the highest producing fruit trees available. This versatile beauty is a veritable must-have for your backyard fruit orchard. Order yours today, while supplies last.