Very few tree fruits have a sweet and sour flavor balance like a tree ripened plum, The smooth skin that surrounds the juicy sweet pulp is firm and thin, and the ripe plums skin develops a sour taste like a lemon peel, when the plum becomes soft and ripe to the touch. Plums when ripened on the tree can develop into many color shades of red, purple, blue, yellow and even into a ripened plump green.
The interior of the plum pulp can also develop as white, red or black. Improved plum tree hybrids are usually grafted onto the rootstock of the wild native American plum that dwarfs the tree, and the nematode resistant rootstock will give the plum tree resistance and protection against the nematodes. Call Ty Ty Nursery for expert pollination information on plum trees, or if you have questions on pruning your plum trees or problems on fertilizing your own plum tree we stand ready to answer your questions.