Fofonoff plum tree - Zone 2 - Also known as Homesteader -

Fofonoff plum tree - Zone 2 - Also known as Homesteader

The Foffonof plum tree is a must for cold climate, it is hardy to zone 2 and produces a wonderful sweet plum. It originates from Saskatchewan.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
1-2 Feetin stock$35.00$0.00
3-5 Feetin stock$45.00$0.00
Total$0.00

The fruit

The skin of Fofonoff plum is yello. Fofonoff is a firm, juicy and sweet plum. It is a good plum for fresh eating and jams and it matures in mid-August.

The tree

The Fofonoff plum tree is a hybrid plum tree and it must be pollinated with a Canada plum (Prunus nigra) to set a good amount of fruit. It is definitely hardy to zone 2. As it was developped in zone 2a, at the border with zone 1b, I think it is worth giving it a try in zone 1 too.

Origin

The original Fofonoff plum tree has been selected by Wasal Fofonoff in Buchanan, Saskatchewan in 1973.

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity4-5 metres (13-16 feet)
Spacing4 metres (12-15 feet)
Hardiness zone2
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringEarly to Mid-May
HarvestMid-August
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorYellow
Years to bear fruit6
PollinationNeeds a Prunus nigra
Latin namePrunus salicina
Average diameter of fruit4cm
Also known asHomesteader