[NAFEX] Edibility of American plum (P. americana) nafex Digest, Vol 104, Issue 4

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 07:35:57 EDT 2011


Steve,

I will try to send you scionwood in the spring. I have a small daughter and
work gets very busy at that time of year, so I may fail. Please remind me at
the end of February for best results.

They have suckered profusely in a hedgrow between the road and a farm field.
May have been brush-hogged or mowed when young, which may have affected the
form. Anyways, the best one is a large clone that is about 40 feet long, 20
feet wide, and 10 high. The seem to top out at 10-12 feet, and all the ones
I've seen around here are more like suckering shrubs than trees, unless they
are planted as seedlings in people's yards, then they make a nice single
trunk tree, at least for the 5 years I've been able to observe them.

Seedlings grow very rapidly in good conditions. You can get an 8x8x8 tree in
3 years if you take good care of it. (plus an initial year in a pot)

-matt
z5 se MI

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:19 AM, Steven Covacci <filtertitle at aol.com> wrote:

> Hi Matt,
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> Would you send me scionwood in the spring of this American plum that you
> feel is the best you've tasted?
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> If not pruned and allowed, therefore, to sucker, how large do they get -
> trees or 8' shrubs?
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> Steve
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> Summary: The best American plums I've had, and I know exactly where that
> tree is, are among the best tasting fruits I've ever eaten. Your experience
> may vary wildly. And that tree seems to fruit about 1 out of 3 years, in
> sync with all the other american plums along that roadside.
>
> -matt
> z5 se MI
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