Prunus spp. Mid-Late Summer. Luther Burbank’s Prunus salicina Apple x P. americana Terry. SD, 1912. Another intro by plant breeder NE Hansen.
Large 1½" roundish slightly pointed fruit is flattened at the stem end. Brilliant red-purple tart skin and translucent yellow-orange tart but quite flavorful flesh. Easy to peel; peeled fruit looks like a peeled tangerine. Or you can bite a small hole in the skin and suck out the juicy flesh. Clingstone. Very good for fresh eating or canning.
Medium-sized spreading tree. Kept pruned, our 20-year-old tree remains about 8' tall. Bears more reliably than most other varieties in our orchard. Kahinta is the Sioux word for ‘sweep.’
Rare. Z3. Maine Grown.Indigenous Royalties. (3-6' bare-root trees)
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Hybrid plums require a second variety for pollination. The North American native plum Prunus americana is a particularly good pollinator for hybrid plums. Your plum trees can be planted close to form a thicket, or spaced 15–20' in an orchard setting.
At maturity, hybrid plums are roughly 15–20' tall.