The Burbank plum is a Japanese plum cultivar. The branches fork frequently, spread low and wide giving a flat topped appearance, and often droop. The foliage is bright green. The white flowers have five oval petals in umbrel-like clusters of 2-3 on short spurs, and solitary or 2-3 in axils of one year old wood. They bloom early making them susceptible to late frost. Fruiting begins in 2-4 years. The skin of the plums is red-purple with a yellow blush, and the amber flesh is firm, juicy, and sweet. The fruit ripens in July to August. It is best when picked before fully ripe. Burbank plum prefers non-alkaline, sandy loam soils with good drainage.
This variety produces fruit with a reddish skin, deep, orange-yellow flesh and a very distinct rich, sweet flavor
- Type: Plum
Height: 12-18 feet
Spread: 12-20 feet
Sun: Full Sun
- Water: Average
- Pollinator Partner(s): Santa Rosa, Methley and Burgundy