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Plum
Plum (Prunus domestica)

A deciduous tree dependant on rootstock can grow to 12 m (39ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower in April, and the fruits ripen from Jul to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.

The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked, but varies considerably from cultivar to cultivar, but it is generally somewhat mealy, soft and juicy with a delicious flavour ranging from very sweet to acid. The more acid fruits are usually only used for cooking purposes. The fruit varies widely in size according to cultivar but can be 8cm long

Requires a well-drained moisture retentive soil and a sheltered position. Thrives in most soils and prefers a pH between 6 and 6.5. Many cultivars are fully self-fertile, though some are partially self-sterile and others require cross-pollination.

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