Burgundy Plum

The Burgundy Plum is an exciting versatile plum that is not only great tasting, harvests over a long period, but also is one of the best pollinators for your other plum varieties. Named for it's deep dark red flesh like no other. the self-fruitful Burgundy plum has burgundy-colored skin, is a semi-freestone, with sweet dark red burgundy flesh with little or no tartness
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USDA ZONES: 7-9 Outdoors
 
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Description

Prunus salicina 'Burgundy'

The Burgundy Plum is an exciting versatile plum that is not only great tasting, harvests over a long period, but also is one of the best pollinators for your other plum varieties. Named for it's deep dark red flesh like no other. the self-fruitful Burgundy plum has burgundy-colored skin, is a semi-freestone, with sweet dark red burgundy flesh with little or no tartness. This fruit eats well early when the flesh first turns red. At this time the fruit is firm with a great snap and crunch with a slight bite to the skin. Ripening over a 2 month period the fruit continues to improve in sweetness, the bite to the skin goes away and the fruits unique mild flavor grows. This is a top taste test winner in numerous test conducted over the years. Burgundy is an all-purpose home garden plum, delicious for fresh eating, cooking, drying and in jams and jellies. Burgundy has also proven to be one of the best pollinators for other Japanese plums and most all Pluots

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Deep Red
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

20' height with 12' spread

Can be kept at under 10 feet with summer pruning.
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
7 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
300 - 400
Size & Spacing

20' height with 12' spread

Can be kept at under 10 feet with summer pruning.

Plant 15' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care

Plums prefer well-drained soil. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 18 to 24 inches high by 4 feet wide or build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet square. Plant directly in the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilizes the soil temperature. Mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. Plum grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle favor a location with exposure to morning sun. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind when possible. Most are early blooming and can be affected by adverse early season weather. Water regularly, to get established, during the first year. Plum trees are extremely fast growing and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. All fruit trees can be kept under 10 feet tall. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting.

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