Plum ‘President’ trees produce an abundance of large, bluish black fruit with juicy yellow flesh. Although President plum fruit is used primarily for cooking or preserving, it’s also a delight eaten straight off the tree. This vigorous European plum is relatively easy to grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8.
Growing President plums require a pollinator of a different variety nearby – generally another type of European plum. Also, be sure the tree receives full sunlight for at least six hours per day. President plum trees are adaptable to nearly any well-drained, loamy soil, but they don’t do well in heavy clay. Prune plum President as needed in early spring or midsummer. Remove water sprouts throughout the season, otherwise, they’ll draw moisture and nutrients from the roots of your President plum tree. Thin plum President fruit in May and June to improve fruit quality and prevent limbs from breaking. Water a newly planted plum tree weekly during the first growing season.
3/4 in. thick, 4-6' ft. tall