This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. (Prunus americana x Prunus simonii) NE Hansen intro, SD Exp Stn, 1911.
Rosy red fruit, up to 1½" in diameter, mottled with darker purplish-red and covered with a faint bloom. Grower Don Johnson’s comment: “Talk about flavor: candy plum.” Sweet, distinctive, meaty and flavorful. Not really juicy. Somewhat freestone.
Extremely vigorous tree blooms heavily every year. Diligent pruning may be required to keep it from becoming a bit of a monster.
Considered a good pollinator for other hybrid plums because of its long bloom period. Z3. Indigenous Royalties.
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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.