|Starking Delicious (7-2-14)|
|Spring Satin Plumcot (6-17-14)|
|Starking Delicious Plum (6-17-14)|
The two plum varieties we have are the Starking Delicious Plum (Prunus salicina) and Spring Satin Plumcot (Prunus armeniaca). One of the advantages, besides the diversity in the garden, of planting two varieties is they ripen at slightly different times.In Greensboro, NC our ‘Spring Satin’ tends to ripen a week or so before the Starking Delicious Plum. For the home gardener, this spread out ripening period translates into having fresh fruit from early to mid-June into early July. A mature plum tree can produce anywhere from 40-120 pounds a year and our two trees were in the higher range this year.
Spring Satin Plumcot: http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/plum-trees/spring-satin-plumcot
Starking Delicious Plum: http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/plum-trees/starking-delicious-plum
Fruit Cultivars for Home Plantings: http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6005