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

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

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

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
3-5 Feetsold-out$45.00$0.00
Total$0.00

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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