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The Golden Plum tree, or Prunus domestica, is a favorite plum tree variety among home gardeners for its delicious fruit and low-maintenance qualities. Its showy springtime flowers appear early in the season. The white flowers contrast the dark green leaves beautifully.
Golden Nectar Plum trees are deciduous trees meaning their green foliage will fall off for winter.
Easy to grow and care for and mostly free of pests and diseases, the Golden plum tree is an excellent choice for backyard enthusiasts and orchardists alike.
The Golden Nectar plum tree is very productive and its fruit has excellent flavor and texture.
It grows medium-sized to large freestone plums that have thin amber skin, golden nectar, and ripens in the summer months. Harvest the fruit when the plums are firm but starting to soften and you can hear the small pit rattle inside.
Don’t forget to remove the pit when eating. The Golden plum fruit is juicy and perfect for eating fresh off the tree, canning, making plum jams or jelly, baking, and for making the best golden plum preserves.
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Gold Plum Tree Pollination
The Golden Nectar variety of plum tree is self fertile but will produce even more fruit with another pollinator nearby. The best plum tree varieties to cross-pollinate are Robusto, Segundo, and Chickasaw. The Golden Plum Tree is an excellent option for cross pollinating other fruit trees including other plum trees, pear trees, and peach trees.
Golden Plum Tree Planting Guide
Planting Golden Nectar plum trees is fairly simple. Plant them in the spring for the best results and optimal growth. Choose a planting site that receives at least 6-8 hours of full sun a day. The soil for Golden plum trees should be well-draining, loamy, and rich in nutrients.
You can use a slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball to encourage new growth every year. Mulch will help protect this species of Prunus domestica and keep in moisture during the hot summer months.
You should water your Golden Plum tree at least once a week during the growing season especially as a young tree when roots are established. It will grow to 15 feet tall and wide at maturity making it perfect for small planting sites. Golden Plum has a medium growth rate of up to 1 foot per year.
Gold Plum Tree Planting Zone
The yellow plum tree grows best across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-10 – it is an exceptionally cold hardy fruit tree! Planting areas with well-draining soil and full sun are best for fruit production.
Golden Plum Tree Care
Once planted, there are things you can do to help take care of your Golden nectar plum tree. Established plum trees should be watered regularly until the dormant season in the winter. Still, be careful not to over water your plum tree as this can cause root rot. Not getting any of your European plums?
Pruning your plum tree can help prevent pests and disease. Fertilize your Golden plum tree at least once per year in the springtime.
Golden Nectar Plum Tree Chill Hours
This dessert plum tree requires around 400 chill hours or less for the best results in fruiting. It is heat tolerant and prefers the southern climates.
Pruning Golden Plum Tree
The Golden Plum should be pruned each year during the dormant time of winter. When pruning a Golden Nectar plum tree, try to work from the center outward. Prune any vertical branches that are growing in or toward the center of the tree. This will help get more sun and airflow to the tree which will help with growth, fruit production, and preventing fungus and disease.
When pruning other branches try to cut above a node that is pointed outward instead of inward to prevent the tree from growing in on itself. Fruit production can put a lot of weight stress on the plum tree's branches and break them if they are overloaded. So be sure to thin them out if they have too much fruit growing, leaving 2 to 4 inches in between each fruit node.
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