South Dakota Plum Scionwood


South Dakota Plum Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. SD 27. Prunus americana. U Minn/SD Ag Exp Stn, 1949.

Small-to-medium fruit has firm yellow skin with bright red blush. Medium-firm yellow flesh is meaty, juicy, sweet. Excellent fresh-eating quality. Fully freestone.

Because of its very long flowering period and American pedigree, we recommend South Dakota as a pollinator for all hybrid plums. In our orchard, it’s still blooming when the other plums have dropped their flowers. Also ripens after the other hybrids are done.

Developed by NE Hansen before 1907. One of Hansen’s students took it to the breeding program at the University of Minnesota where it was later introduced. Vigorous tree. Z3.

927 South Dakota
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L927A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L927B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:
By the stick: One 8" stick ($6 each) will graft 3 or 4 trees.
By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot ($5.50/foot, minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood.