Plums are great for growing in the home garden. But while plum trees are a nice addition to the landscape, without proper plum tree care they can quickly become more of a drawback than an asset. Problems with plum trees happen and knowing how to handle them is half the battle. Keep reading for more information on how to grow a plum tree in your garden.
Warwickshire Drooper plum trees are perennial favorites in the United Kingdom that are revered for their abundant crops of medium sized, yellow fruit. Click here if you’re interested in growing your own Warwickshire Drooper fruit trees.
Those growing Willingham gages say that the fruit is the best plum fruit available. If you are considering growing Willingham gages, you’ll need a little more information. Click here for facts about these fruit trees and tips on how to grow Willingham gage fruit.
Valor plum trees produce bounteous crops of attractive purple-blue fruit. You can easily grow your own tree if you live in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. The good news is that Valor plum care is relatively uninvolved. Learn about growing Valor plums here.
For a deliciously sweet and juicy plum, and one with a unique green color, consider growing a Cambridge gage tree. This variety of plum is easier to grow and hardier than its ancestors, perfect for the home gardener. Learn more in this article.
Growing Jublileum plums is not difficult as long as you pick an appropriate planting site and provide the right care. For information about Jubileum plum trees and tips on Jubileum plum care, the following article will help. Click here to learn more.
For a late-season plum that holds up in storage all fall and that you can enjoy in a variety of ways, from fresh to canned, try growing Wallis’s Wonder plums. This delightful plum has a fun flavor to match its cheerful name. Learn more in this article.
European plum trees are an ancient, domesticated species of fruit tree. These plum trees produce the best-known cultivated plums and the most widely distributed. Click on the following article for more European plum facts and tips on European plum growing.
Although President plum fruit is used primarily for cooking or preserving, it’s also a delight eaten straight off the tree. This vigorous European plum is relatively easy to grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. Learn more about this plum tree here.
Marjorie's Seedling tree is an excellent plum for smaller gardens. It needs no pollinating partner and produces a tree full to the brim with deep purple-red fruit. If you love plums, try growing Marjorie's seedling plum. This article will help get you started.
Choosing the variety of a particular fruit to grow can be difficult, especially with so many options and limited garden space. A Herman plum tree is a good option for many reasons. Learn more about how and why you should grow this plum tree in the following article.
Some call plum ‘Opal’ the most delectable of all fruit. If you are growing Opal plums or want to plant Opal plum trees, you’ll need to know more about this fruit tree. Click on the following article for information and tips on Opal plum care.
Introduced to England from the Czech Republic in the 1860s, Count Althann’s trees are upright, compact trees with large leaves. The hardy trees tolerate spring frost and are suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Click here for more information.
One of the hardiest of all fruit trees, Merryweather damson trees are attractive in the garden, providing showy white flowers in spring and lovely foliage in autumn. Growing Merryweather damsons isn’t difficult. Learn more in this article.
The Reine Claude de Bayay is the type of plum most frequently seen in supermarkets. The Reine Claude de Bavay tree produces classic, sweet greengage plums and lots of them. Click here for more information on this gage plum tree.
Jefferson gage plums, originating in the United States around 1925, have yellow-green skin with reddish spots. These plum trees tend to be relatively disease-resistant and easy to grow as long as you provide the right conditions. Learn about growing Jefferson plums here.
Popular in the UK, if you start growing Victoria plums on this side of the pond, you’ll want to stock up on Victoria plum tree information first. Click this article for a description of Victoria plum trees as well as tips on how to grow Victoria plums in your garden.
For a tasty, large plum in your backyard orchard, consider growing Excalibur. Care for an Excalibur plum tree is easier than for some other fruit trees, although you will need another plum tree nearby for pollination. Learn more in this article.
If you have or plan to have plum trees in your home orchard, you’ll want to learn about bacterial spot on plums. Click this article for information about plums with bacterial spot, and tips for controlling plum bacterial leaf spot.
Czar plum trees have a history dating back 140 years and, today, are still prized by many gardeners despite the dearth of more modern and improved varieties. The trees are particularly hardy, plus Czar plum fruit is an excellent cooking variety. Click here to learn more.
Langley Bullace damson plums are one of the better fruits for canning and cooking. The name seems to point to large fruit but, actually, Langley Bullace trees produce fairly small plums. Learn about growing this tree in the following article.
Gage plums, also known as greengage, are varieties of European plums that can be eaten fresh or canned. They can range in color from yellow and green to red and purple. The Early Transparent Gage plum is a yellow plum with a pretty red blush. Click here for more info.
Guinevere plum fruit is one of the better late season dessert plums. It adapts to baked goods, grilling and even preserves. Growing Guinevere plums will provide you with a heavy crop of huge fruits to enjoy and share. Learn more about them in this article.
If you are a fan of plums, you will love Farleigh damson fruits. The drupes are cousins of plums and have been found to be cultivated as far back as the Roman period, and is quite easy to grow. Click this article for some fun and informative Farleigh damson info.
If you are considering growing a Belle de Louvain plum tree, you’ll need information on the tree’s growth requirements. Click the following article for facts about these plum trees and their fruit, as well as tips on how to grow Belle de Louvain plums.
Mirabelle de Nancy plum trees originated in France, where they are beloved for their intensely sweet flavor and firm, juicy texture. Click on the following article to learn more about how to grow Mirabelle de Nancy plum trees.
Denniston’s Superb plum trees are disease resistant and easy to grow, even for novice gardeners. The attractive springtime blooms are a definite bonus. These hardy trees produce round fruit with greenish-golden flesh and a sweet, juicy flavor. Learn more here.
If you like gage plums, you’ll love growing Ariel plum trees which produce pinkish gage-like plums. The following Ariel plum tree information discusses how to grow and care for Ariel plums in the home garden. Click here to learn more.
Green Gage plums produce fruit that is super sweet, a true dessert plum, but there is another sweet gage called Coe’s Golden Drop plum which rivals the Green Gage. Interested in learning how to grow Coe’s Gold Drop gage trees? This article will help.
If you love plums, growing Reine Claude Conducta plum trees should be a consideration for your home garden or small orchard. These unique Greengage plums produce high quality fruit that have flavor and texture unlike any other variety. Click here to learn more.
One of the best varieties of plums for cooking is the Shropshire, a type of Damson, often referred to as a prune because it dries well and is tasty. Click this article for more Shropshire prune Damson information to find out if this is the right plum tree for your garden.
If you are a fan of the group of plums called "gages," you will love Golden Transparent gage plums. Golden Transparent gage trees prefer warmer conditions and produce smaller but very flavorful fruit. Learn more about them in this article.
A plum tree is a great addition to a backyard orchard, providing shade and tasty fruit. Of the many cultivars to consider, Pershore plum trees stand out for the unique yellow color of their fruits. You can learn more about this plum tree in the following article.
Avalons are known for their sweetness, lending them the name of dessert plum. Learn about Avalon plum maintenance so you can enjoy these delicious fruits in your garden. The following article will help get you started. Click here for more info.
Plum Prunus stem pitting is not as common as it is in peach, but does occur and can have a negative impact on the crop. There are no resistant varieties of Prunus at this writing, but there are a few options to control and avoid the disease in your plum trees. Learn more here.
Saving a plum tree with armillaria is unlikely. Although scientists are hard at work, no effective treatments are available at this time. The best recourse is to take steps to prevent oak root rot on plum. For more information and helpful tips, click this article.
Nematodes on plum roots can cause serious damage. Some are more damaging than others and infestations can be spotty, but overall, the worms can cause loss of vigor, reduction in fruit yield, and ultimately death of branches or entire trees. Learn more here.
Small purple spots on your plum’s leaves could mean your tree has cherry leaf spot. The good news is that it is usually a minor infection. The damage to fruit and harvest yield is typically not serious, but you may want to take some preventative measures found here.
Plum rust fungus is a problem for plum growers, often showing up every year from spring through autumn. Rust on plum trees generally isn’t deadly, but it can weaken the tree and affect fruit quality. For information on control of plum rust, click this article.
Variations among plum trees may make the process of choosing one an extremely difficult task. Luckily, growers are often able to find fruit trees that are well-suited and thrive in their garden’s unique microclimate. One such tree is the ‘Blue Tit’ plum. Learn more here.
While fruit picked fresh from the tree is quite delicious, many fruit trees are overlooked due to their lack of fresh-eating quality. One such example, the Yellow Pershore plum tree, is known for its characteristic acidity. Learn more about this plum tree here.
Black knot on plum trees is quite common and can affect both wild and cultivated trees. If you have plums or cherries in your home orchard, you need to know how to identify and treat this disease. Learn more about plum black knot control in this article.
Urban dwellers are looking for ways to add homegrown fruits and vegetables to their landscape. The vibrant colors of fruit trees are an excellent way to accomplish this task, and those such ‘Haganta’ plums, offer both beauty and taste. Lean more here.
Coming in a range of sizes and tastes, home gardeners are able to choose from a wide variety of plum cultivars that fits their needs best. One variety, ‘Ersinger Fruhzwetsche,’ is especially known for its juicy flesh and characteristic sweet taste. Learn more here.
Coming in colors ranging from dark purple to pale yellow, plums are no exception to this rule. One such plum tree, called ‘Yellow Egg,’ is praised for its use in preserves, baked goods, as well as fresh eating. Click this article for additional information.
One of the most exciting parts of starting and maintaining a home garden is the ability to grow interesting and unique plants. One such rare fruit tree, the Mirabelle plum, has started to find its way into gardens across the country. Learn more in this article.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Seven or eight gage plums are known, with the French Oullins gage tree being the oldest. 'Oullins Gage' produces scrumptious fruit, golden and large for the type. You may wonder what is an Oullins gage? Click this article for more Oullins gage information.
Newport plum is native to Asia but many cooler to temperate regions of North America are suitable for growing Newport plum. What is a Newport plum? Click this article for a description and cultural tips on this pretty tree and see if it?s right for you.
The one plum you will likely not find for sale comes from Green Gage plum trees. What is a Green Gage plum and how do you grow a Green Gage plum tree? Click here to find out about growing Green Gage plums and Green Gage plum care.
Purple leaf plum trees are delightful additions to your home orchard. This little tree offers blossoms and fruit in cool to moderate climates. What is a purple leaf plum tree? If you want more information on these trees and tips on how to grow a purple leaf plum, click here.
Fruit trees are susceptible to many pests and diseases. Citrus trees can be infected by Asian citrus psyllids, apple trees can be attacked by twig-cutter weevils, and stone fruit can be infected by brown rot. In this article, we?ll take a closer look at brown rot plum tree disease.
Plum trees are divided into three categories: European, Japanese and indigenous American species. All three benefit from plum tree fertilizer, but it?s important to know when and how to fertilize a plum tree. Click here to learn more.
Of the fruiting trees, plum trees have the least number of pests. Even so, plum trees do have some insect problems that can wreak havoc with fruit production or even kill the tree. The following article will help with common plum pests.
Plum trees are susceptible to several diseases and pests, so spraying plum trees on a regular schedule is paramount to their health. The big question is, when and what to spray on plum trees. Click this article to find out.
What should you do if you notice your plum tree leaves turning red? How can you tell what?s wrong? Luckily, red plum tree leaves can mean a lot of different things, and this article will help determine what?s going on.
Fresh Damson plums are bitter and unpleasant, so Damson plum trees aren?t recommended if you want to eat sweet, juicy fruit straight off the tree. However, when it comes to jams, jellies and sauces, they are pure perfection. Click here for more info.
Plum trees are normally relatively sappy trees, so a little sap leaking from plum trees may not be reason for alarm. However, if you notice your plum tree is bleeding sap, your tree may have a problem. Learn more in this article.
Why is plum fruit thinning a necessary part of maintaining the trees overall health and just how does one correctly thin plum trees? Use the information found in this article to help answer these questions. Click here to learn more.
The most common plum variety grown is European plum, which is primarily turned into preserves and other cooked products. If you want a juicy plum to eat right off the tree, the choice is most likely a Satsuma Japanese plum tree. Click here for more info.
If you are lucky enough to have a plum tree in the home garden, I?m sure you don?t want to let these fruits go to waste. You may have questions regarding harvesting plums - how to pick plums and when do you harvest plums. This article will help with that.
Plum pocket disease affects all types of plums grown in the U.S., resulting in unsightly malformations and crop loss. Information on treating pocket disease on plum trees is crucial, and can be found in this article.
When a plum tree fails to bear fruit, it is a big disappointment. It is important to identify why your plum tree?s not fruiting in order to prevent this from recurring again next season. Read here to learn more.
Plum trees are a lovely addition to any landscape, but without proper trimming and training can become a burden rather than an asset. Although plum tree pruning is not difficult, it is important. This info will help.
Growing plum trees is not only rewarding but extremely tasty. Plums are excellent fresh but also make a wonderful jam or jelly. Read here for more information on how to grow a plum tree in your garden.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Problems with plum trees are many, and plum tree diseases may slow or stop production of the fruit crop. Find out the most common of these diseases in this article so you can treat them effectively if necessary.
Plum curculio is a snout beetle pest found throughout North America east of the Rocky Mountains. The name is deceptive because the insect attacks fruits other than plums. Learn more about the pest in this article.