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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone
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Catalina Plum Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of
trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.
Catalina is a phenomenal tasting plum. No wonder it's a fresh market favorite. This dark skinned fruit has sweet and juicy amber flesh, with very little tartness. The skin of the Catalina plum is not sour like typical plum skin.
20' height with 12' spread
Plant 15' away from other trees and buildings
Plums do well in very well-drained, loamy soils. Mulching helps retain moisture and helps to stabilize the soil temperature. Avoid planting in low areas where frost may settle, as the frost will damage your trees. Plums grow best in full sun. Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year in the ground. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Prune the trees annually in Winter when they are dormant. Plum trees make beautiful additions to a garden because they produce lovely blossoms in the Spring.