The Elephant Heart plum tree was another fantastic creation sprouting from Luther Burbanks' Sonoma County collection in the early 1920's. Elephant Heart plums are large, heart-shaped fruit with thick, bronze green skin that turns reddish purple when completely ripe. Juicy, blood-red freestone flesh with a distinctive rich flavor. The Elephant Heart plum tree produces higher yields with Santa Rosa as pollinizer. Favorite for the home orchard. Low chill. For further information on the Elephant Heart plum see below for assistance selecting this bare root plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Elephant Heart Plum
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period:Very Late
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: California 1920's
Storage:A few weeks
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.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped: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.
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