Prunus salicina ‘AU Ruburm’
A plum that was developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experimnt Station, Auburn Unitersity for its resistance to bacterial canker, bacterial leaf spot, bacterial fruit spot and black knot. This cultivar produces high yields of excellent quality fruit with dark red skin and red flesh. Good for fresh eating, preserves and canning. Requires 700 chill hours. The trees are grafted on Halford rootstock and will be a 7-10 foot tree at maturity. It is suggested that another variety of plum be planted to ensure good fruit production. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Hardy in zones 5-9. Trees are 3 gallon size and are shipped bare root.