Jefferson plum trees provide richly sweet dessert plums. No need for ice cream when you have this sweet treat growing in your back yard! Raised from a seed by Judge Buel of Albany, New York in 1825. The Jefferson plums are large, golden yellow fruit with a beautiful pinkish-red cheek and a thin, white bloom. Jefferson plums have a juicy, meaty, deep orange flesh. The Jefferson plum tree produces, essentially, an early ripening green gage plum. Good disease resistance and a reliable annual cropper. For further information on the Jefferson plum see below for assistance selecting this heirloom plum tree for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Jefferson Plum
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: New York 1825
Storage: A few weeks
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Rootstock: Mariana (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.