Prunus americana / American plum
Did you know there is a plum tree native to North America? Its fruit is not as sweet and large as the cultivated hybrids, but the small fruit is still flavorful and can be canned, frozen, or eaten fresh. It also stands out as a beautiful ornamental, spring flowering tree. Generally, though, most people plant it to pollinate their other hybrid plum trees. Planting it very close to a hybrid plum tree, so close that the branches eventually intertwine, helps with pollination.
For fruit tree tips read our blog post “Tips for Growing Fruit Trees in the Hudson Valley”:
Plant delivery is free within the City of Beacon. Deliveries outside the City of Beacon are by a $65/hour fee, which includes travel and placement of material.