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Warren, MI

September 3, 2008
7:34 AM

Post #5501651

My Uncle Jim just mentioned last time I was home how he'd "kinda been thinkin "he would like a plum tree !Now you know as he is one of my favorite people in this world (reminds me a bit of a male Aunt Bett) that he is going to be getting a plum tree or two : ) Would you have a recommendation as to what would be best for him in Northern Lower Michigan? Lives in a little town called Central Lake about 50 miles north of Traverse City.Lots of snow and gets very cold there in the winter so I need something pretty hardy for him.What do you think? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2008
5:11 PM

Post #5503196


Brrrrrr... I hate to say this but I have no idea what plums myself would take that many chill hours. I would call or email this place - they really know their stuff and i just love the way you are treated with them.

Galva, IL

September 5, 2008
9:13 PM

Post #5512955

I know I'm not quite as far north but things have to a very hardy zone 5 or better yet a zone 4 here on "windy" hill country. I have a very nice dwarf plum: Ciruelo enano variedad "Stanley" doing well since 2002. It is a European hybrid plum that produces blue, medium large fruit with greenish yellow flesh. Produces a large crop annually, ripening early Sept. Described as an exceptionally hardy type of Italian plums. It is self fertile. It blooms rather later than most fruit trees so late frosts usually don't have any effect. Good as fresh fruit, desserts, or canning. Mitch is so right, it is an all around beautiful and productive tree. Wishing you and Uncle Jim good plantin' & pickin'!!
Warren, MI

September 24, 2008
4:26 PM

Post #5593505

Thank you very much forthe information now off to the nursery!! : )

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