Best 5 Plum Trees To Grow In Arkansas
Wouldn’t it be great if you could grow plums in your backyard? Plums can be productive growers, adding beauty to your backyard and being productive if they are grown in the right place. Furthermore, you can eat plums in jams, cakes and as they are straight out of the tree! I am going to show you how you can plant, grow, and harvest plums.
There are a few things to keep in mind while choosing plums for your location. Generally speaking, plum trees can be divided into three main categories: Europeans, Japanese, and hybrids.
It has been shown that the hardy European varieties thrive throughout the United States, whereas the Japanese varieties do well in the areas that are conducive to peach trees (warmer climates, in general). Generally, European plums are self-fertile, but American and Japanese hybrid plums usually require cross-pollination with another species until they have fully developed.
The early blooming of Japanese plums also make them more susceptible to spring frosts in colder areas. It would be best to select a European plum if you only have ample space for one tree. The best fruit will still be produced through cross-pollination between two trees, even if the trees are self-fertile.
Stanley Prune Plum Tree
A 100-year-old tree variety of Asian plum, Stanley Prune (Prunus ‘Stanley’) has been a popular variety in Europe for decades! Stanley Europeans are so popular because of what makes them so special? The lovely foliage makes it a great ornamental plant as well as a great fruit tree. You’ll be happy with the results!
The Stanley will be covered in snow-white blooms this spring, bringing hungry bees and butterflies for pollination. As sweet-smelling as butterflies, you’ll be attracted to them as well!
The deep green foliage will keep you company in the summer as you await the harvest midseason too late. Furthermore, the upright form assumes the appearance of a mature vase! The Stanley tree is a medium-sized tree, so it can be included in most landscapes. It gives good yields every year!
Toka Plum Tree
Sometimes the hard-working plants in your garden aren’t the stars. This plant is the Toka Plum Tree (Prunus ‘Toka’). I love this plum tree because it has been around for a very long time, since 1911, and its fruit is very sweet. (The fruit is amazing. Its aroma and flavor remind one so much of candy that your mouth will be watering even before you take a bite.) But that’s not why you should plant Toka this year in your home orchard.
The Toka tree provides tons of pollen every year, meaning your plum trees will have a super-abundant harvest as a result! Self-fertilizing, thus it does not need a partner tree to bear fruit. If this tree is your only option, you will not be disappointed, but wow, it’s going to make any of your other plum trees sing.