Alderman plum Tree - Zone 4 - Unbelievably sweet Japanese plum, highly ornamental -

Alderman plum Tree - Zone 4 - Unbelievably sweet Japanese plum, highly ornamental

The Alderman plum is an extremely sweet Japanese type plum. It is a precocious bearer and can often be expected to begin giving fruit after 2 years.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
1-2 Feetin stock$35.00$0.00
2-3 Feetin stock$40.00$0.00
Total$0.00

The fruit

Alderman is a medium to large Japanese plum. The clingstone fruit are on average 2-2.5 inches in diameter. The skin is a dark red and the flesh is a golden hue, both exceptionally sweet for a Japanese plum and very juicy. It is firm in texture making it an excellent plum for preserves as well as fresh eating. Alderman is a late plum and ripens in late August; like most stone fruits it does not store well without processing.

The Tree

Alderman plum tree exhibits vigorous growth and profuse flowering, making it an excellent addition to any landscape. It is a precocious and heavy bearer often giving fruit after two years and providing yields of 100-130lbs at maturity even in very harsh climates. The tree is self-sterile meaning it will require a wild plum such as the Canada Plum for pollination. It is hardy to zone 4 and there are no known problems with disease.

Its Origins

Alderman plum was developed at the University of Minnesota and introduced in 1986. It is a cross between Burbank and Older.

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity4-5 metres (13-16 feet)
Spacing3 metres (10 feet)
Hardiness zone4
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestLate August
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorDark red skin / Golden flesh
Years to bear fruit2
PollinationSelf-sterile
Latin namePrunus Alderman
Average diameter of fruit2 to 2.5 inches
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