Waneta Plum Tree - Zone 3 - popular market plum since 1913 -

Waneta Plum Tree - Zone 3 - popular market plum since 1913

Waneta is sold-out, however, the trees are still growing and more may become available in the coming weeks. If you would like to be put on a waiting list to add this tree to your order for if it becomes available, please let us know by marking the name of the variety CLEARLY in the comment box when you place your order.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
2-3 Feetsold-out$40.00$0.00
Total$0.00

Waneta is a large and extremely hardy plum that is packed with flavour and has excellent consistency for both fresh eating and processing.

The Fruit

Waneta plum is a large plum with tart red skin and sweet, juicy yellow flesh. It has a small pit and ripens in early September. It is equally great for fresh eating and canning. Like most stone fruits it has a pretty limited fresh storage life

The tree

Waneta plum tree is a prolific and precocious bearer, often fruiting within the first couple of years after planting and producing consistently large yields. It is hardy to zone 3 and is not self-fertile so the presence of a wild plum,such as the Canda Plu, is necessary for pollination.

Its Origins

Waneta was introduced by the South Dakota Experimental Station in 1913 as a cross between Apple Plum and Terry. It has been a market favourite ever since.

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity4-5 metres (13-16 feet)
Spacing4 metres (12-15 feet)
Hardiness zone3
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestEarly September
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorRed skin - Yellow flesh
Years to bear fruit
PollinationSelf-sterile
Latin namePrunus sp. Waneta :
Average diameter of fruit
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