this tree came with our property. it is unknown what year it was planted as well as what variety. the fruit has a deep purple/red skin with red flesh.
it is a large mature plum tree that has for two years produced abundant yields. last summer it was so loaded with fruit that two limbs broke. as with the description of the other plum tree, due to its location on the property and having to brave puncture vine, hornets, head high weeds, and foxtails we did not tend to these trees as often.
to prevent that this year we are turning the soil in the pasture and planting buckwheat for green manure and to combat the puncture vine.
the plum trees will receive a basic pruning of damaged and broken limbs and be on the list for a proper pruning next year.
as of february 11, 2011 the tree is covered in buds and new growth.
05 Jan 1990
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