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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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Showtime Plum requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of
trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.
Prunus salicina 'Showtime'
This is an early season plum that puts on quite a performance. Showtime produces beautiful, red-purple fruits with firm gold flesh. This fruit starts of the fruit season with an extra sweet and meaty texture. Firm and crunchy is the way many prefer their fruit and Showtime is their perfect choice. These are large, sweet plums that are delicious for fresh eating or enjoy in any of your favorite plum preserve recipes. Widely adapted
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.