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.
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.
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.
Alderman plum was developed at the University of Minnesota and introduced in 1986. It is a cross between Burbank and Older.
|Height at maturity||4-5 metres (13-16 feet)|
|Spacing||3 metres (10 feet)|
|Sun / shade||Full sun|
|Average fruit weight|
|Fruit color||Dark red skin / Golden flesh|
|Years to bear fruit||2|
|Latin name||Prunus Alderman|
|Average diameter of fruit||2 to 2.5 inches|
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