Gypsy Cherry Plum Info – Caring For Gypsy Cherry Plum Trees

Gypsy Cherry Plum Info – Caring For Gypsy Cherry Plum Trees

By: Amy Grant

Gypsy cherry plum trees produce large, dark red fruit that looks much like a large Bing cherry. Originating in the Ukraine, cherry plum ‘Gypsy’ is a cultivar favored throughout Europe and is hardy to H6. The following Gypsy cherry plum info discusses the growing and caring of a Gypsy cherry plum tree.

Gypsy Cherry Plum Info

Gypsy plums are dark carmine red cherry plums that are good for both eating fresh and for cooking. The deep red exterior covers the firm, juicy, sweet orange flesh.

The deciduous cherry plum tree has a rounded to spreading habit with ovate, dark green foliage. In the spring, the tree blooms with white blossoms followed by the large red fruit that is ready for harvest by the late summer to early fall.

Gypsy cherry plum trees are partially self-fertile and should be planted with a compatible pollinator for best fruit set and yield. Cherry plum ‘Gypsy’ is grafted on St. Julian ‘A’ rootstock and will eventually attain a height of 12-15 feet (3.5 to 4.5 m.).

‘Gypsy’ may also be called Myrobalan ‘Gypsy,’ Prunus insititia ‘Gypsy,’ or Ukranian Mirabelle ‘Gypsy.’

Growing a Gypsy Cherry Plum

Select a site for Gypsy cherry plum that has full sun, with at least 6 hours per day that is southerly or westerly facing.

Gypsy cherry plum trees can be planted in loam, sand, clay or chalky soil that is moist but well-draining with moderate fertility.

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