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A-Okay™ Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Full Size: 4.0m (h) x 3.5-4.0m (w)
  • Fruit: Large dark red freestone fruit with a deep red flesh.
  • Harvest: Early March
  • Possible pollinators: Ruby blood, Narrabeen, Mariposa, or Satsuma.
  • Chill: Medium-Lower (not for subtropical climates.)

An exciting and popular variety for its great health benefits from higher levels of antioxidants in the skin and flesh compared to other varieties! Not only does this tree produce health boosting fruits, they’re delicious to boot too! This variety has gorgeous red foliage and is a vigorous tree therefore a great choice for gardeners.

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Dwarf Angelina Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Small to medium sized purple/red skinned clingstone fruit with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: December to mid-January.
  • Possible pollinators: King Billy, President, Angelino.
  • Chill: Medium-High

The Angelina Plum/Prune is a European variety that produces fruit early in the season. Its global distribution can be attributed to its’ excellent flavour profile, rich red colour, and suitability to cooking! This is a great plum/prune for the home gardener.

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Dwarf Coe’s Golden Drop Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Large golden/yellow fruit with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: February to March
  • Possible pollinators: D’Agen plum/prune, Green Gage.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Coe’s Golden Drop plum is an old variety, apparently first selected in the early 19th century in England. The worldwide distribution of Coe’s Golden Drop plum can be attributed to the exceptionally juicy, sweet, and colourful plums it produces!

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Dwarf D’Agen Plum/Prune

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Small elongated red/purple fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: Late February
  • Possible pollinators: Coes Golden Drop, Green Gage.
  • Chill: Medium-High

D’agen plum is also known as the ‘prune plum’ – it’s high sugar content makes it ideal for drying! Apparently introduced to Europe by Benedictine Monks, and later to the whole world by the horticultural industry, D’agen is truly one of the most history laden plum varieties out there. Still preferred due to its excellent taste, this variety is a great choice for Aussie home gardeners!

Dwarf Damson Plum

Dwarf Damson Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Small purple freestone fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: Mid February
  • Possible pollinators: Considered self-pollinating.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Damson plums are small, ovoid shaped fruit which have a distinctive, slightly tart flavour. Damson plums are great for eating fresh but can be an acquired taste – they are excellent for making a wonderful jam!

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Dwarf Donsworth Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Large pink/red clingstone fruits with light red flesh.
  • Harvest: Mid January
  • Possible pollinators: Narrabeen, Santa Rosa, Sugar, Mariposa.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Dwarf Donsworth Plum is a popular Japanese plum variety with dark red flesh and red to purple skin. This variety is available worldwide and is now accessible to more gardeners as a dwarf!

Dwarf Elephant Heart Plum

Dwarf Elephant Heart Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Large red freestone fruits with light red flesh.
  • Harvest: Mid February
  • Possible pollinators: Narrabeen, Mariposa.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Elephant heart plums were developed in California in the early 20th century. This plum is a large, heart shaped plum with light red flesh and dark red skin. Elephant heart plum is a variety you’ll seldom find at the farmers market – this excellent plum is best straight out of your backyard!

Dwarf Green Gage Plum

Dwarf Green Gage Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium green freestone fruits with green/yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: Early February
  • Possible pollinators: Coes Golden Drop, Prune D’Agen.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Green Gage Plum is one of the oldest varieties, apparently introduced to Europe in the 15th or 16th century! Now a variety shared worldwide, this delicious plum is sweeter than it looks, and great for eating fresh, stewing, and making jams with. Green Gage Plum is a parent to several modern plums with light skin.

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Dwarf Gulf Ruby Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium sized freestone fruit with yellow flesh and red over yellow/orange skin.
  • Harvest: Late March
  • Pollination: Self-pollinating
  • Chill: Lower-Medium (not for subtropical or tropical climates)

This is an older variety, bred in a Florida breeding program. Produces great quality fruits in warmer areas, it suits many areas of Australia well. On a modern dwarfing rootstock, it is available for home gardeners no matter what space they have.

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Dwarf King Billy Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Large purple fruits with pale green/yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: January to early February
  • Possible pollinators: President, Angelina.
  • Chill: Medium

A nice plum not commonly available in supermarkets – suitable for home gardeners looking for something different.

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Dwarf Mariposa Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium to large freestone red fruits with blood red flesh.
  • Harvest: Mid January
  • Possible pollinators: Spring Satin™ Plumcot, Narrabeen, Satsuma, Santa Rosa.
  • Chill: Medium-Lower (not suitable to subtropical climates)

One of the most popular Japanese plum varieties for Aussie home gardeners – and just in general!

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Dwarf Narrabeen Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium freestone red/purple fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: December to Mid-January
  • Possible pollinators: Mariposa, Elephant Heart, Donsworth, Satsuma, Santa Rosa.
  • Chill: Medium

An older chance Japanese plum seedling from the Narrabeen/Sydney area. Produces a moderate amount of high-quality plums with great, sweet flavour.

Dwarf President Plum

Dwarf President Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Large freestone purple fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: Late February to Early March.
  • Possible pollinators: Angelina, King Billy.
  • Chill: Medium

A nice plum, and a good pollination partner for the popular Angelina plum.

Dwarf Damson Plum

Dwarf Robe De Sergeant Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Small to medium freestone blue/purple fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: Mid to Late February.
  • Possible pollinators: Angelina, King Billy.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Very commonly used for dried fruit, also eaten fresh and used for preserves and jam making. When dried, prunes have very high levels of antioxidants, fibre, iron and vitamin A and C.

Dwarf Damson Plum

Dwarf Ruby Blood Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Large freestone red fruits with red flesh.
  • Harvest: February to early March.
  • Possible pollinators: Satsuma, Mariposa, Narrabeen.
  • Chill: Medium

A popular blood plum which is very sweet and easy to grow.

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Dwarf Santa Rosa Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium to large freestone red fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: Mid January.
  • Possible pollinators: Satsuma, Mariposa, Narrabeen, Donsworth, Spring Satin Plumcot.
  • Chill: Medium

Santa Rosa Plum is another variety developed in California and commercialised in the 20th century. Now a household variety, this plum is extremely popular which can be attributed to its beautiful flavour!

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Dwarf Satsuma Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium clingstone red fruits with blood red flesh.
  • Harvest: January to February.
  • Possible pollinators: Ruby Blood, Mariposa, Santa Rosa.
  • Chill: Medium

Satsuma Plum originated in China and were brought to the US in the 19th century. Since shared worldwide, this is another plum that is extremely popular in Aussie backyards. It’s popular for both its’ great flavoured plums and because it is a fantastic pollination partner.

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Spring Satin™ Plumcot

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Full Size: 4.0m (h) x 3.5-4.0m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium purple fruits with vibrant yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: November to early December.
  • Possible pollinators: Partially self-pollinating but benefits from having Mariposa or Storey’s Apricot nearby.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Spring Satin™ is a natural hybrid between a plum and an apricot and is tolerant to major plum diseases such as bacterial spot and canker. Whilst the tree is easy to grow, the fruit is also fantastic quality, and nice and sweet!

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Dwarf Sugar Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Small red fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: Late February.
  • Possible pollinators: Narrabeen, Mariposa, Damson.
  • Chill: Medium-High

Sugar plum is a cute, small fruit which is super sweet! This variety has been a favourite for families across the globe for a very long time. Available from PlantNet® on genuine dwarfing rootstock to suit most backyards.

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Dwarf Sunrise Gulf Plum

Essential Information

  • Dwarf Size: 2.5m (h) x 2.5m (w)
  • Fruit: Medium to large red clingstone fruits with yellow flesh.
  • Harvest: November (coastal) to mid-December (colder climates).
  • Possible pollinators: Gulf Ruby.
  • Chill: Low

Sunrise Gulf is a great variety for coastal and warmer climate areas. This variety is only available from Olea Nurseries, our WA partner nursery.

Description

The PlantNet® range of plums includes  dwarf and full-sized trees with a range of chilling requirements to ensure every gardener has a suitable tree. Note that varieties can differ in flowering and fruiting times depending on your location and year to year. The PlantNet® range of plums is easy to grow and we try to ensure that varieties are sold in retail only in regions where they will perform well. We achieve this with our network of conscientious nurseries and online information available to all.

Map of suitable areas for growing.

Suitability Map

Subtropical: None.

Low chill (warm temperate, mediterranean, warm semi arid, coastal): Sunrise Gulf, Mariposa, Gulf Ruby, A-Okay™

Medium chill: All.

High chill: Angelina, Coe’s Golden Drop, D’Agen, Damson, Donsworth, Green Gage, Robe de Sergeant, Spring Satin™​, Sugar.

 

Plum Pollination Chart

This chart displays suitable pollination partners in green, and indicates self incompatibility in red. Please note that pollination partners are a best suggestion only and can vary between climates and locations.

Plum Harvest Chart

This chart displays the approximate harvest period for each PlantNet® variety. Please note that harvest times differ based on local climatic cues and can vary between years.

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Common Customer FAQs

When will my plum tree fruit?

You can expect fruit after 2+ years.

Are pollination partners guaranteed?

No, they’re a suggestion. Whilst we are confident that our suggestions a compatible, cross-pollinating plums in our experience, we can’t be sure that flowering will overlap in every climate.

Chatting with neighbours and locals with plum trees will give you an idea of what trees will cross-pollinate reliably in your area.

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