Toka (Bubblegum) PlumTree

Toka plum is one of the most exciting of the cold hardy American plum varieties. Dependably sets fruit in South Dakota where is was developed and introduced in 1911. Medium to large fruit that eats well from firm to soft ripe and just keeps getting sweeter. Unique aromatic yellow flesh is complex with fruity mixtures of flavors, hence its nick name Bubble Gum Plum.
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USDA ZONES: 3-9 Outdoors
 
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Toka (Bubblegum) PlumTree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Prunus americana x P. simonii ‘Toka’

Toka plum is one of the most exciting of the cold hardy American plum varieties. Dependably sets fruit in South Dakota where is was developed and introduced in 1911. Medium to large fruit that eats well from firm to soft ripe and just keeps getting sweeter. Unique aromatic yellow flesh is complex with fruity mixtures of flavors, hence its nick name Bubble Gum Plum. Large crops of the norm on this fast growing vase shaped tree. A dependable pollinator for Japanese plums and for all other American plum hybrids like Superior or Burbank. Ripen in late August into September with a long hang time.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
Toka is a larger tree and if left unchecked will grow 20 feet. With summer pruning it is easy to keep it below 10 feet.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
cold winter
Primary USDA Zone Range:
3 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 600
Size & Spacing

Toka is a larger tree and if left unchecked will grow 20 feet. With summer pruning it is easy to keep it below 10 feet.

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care
Toka is adapted to a wide range of climates from extreme cold to the lower chill zone 9b. Plant in well drained soil in a full sun location. Favor a morning sun location with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Mound or raised bed planting is recommended for locations where poor drainage is suspected. Keep trees size under control with summer size control pruning.
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