Plum Seeds - American Plum

(Prunus americana) Zones 3-8.

A great native fruit tree growing 15-25 feet in height. American Plum offers a bounty of red and yellow plums, one inch in diameter. They are SUPERB for making preserves! American Plum is also a great root stock specimen and happily accepts grafts.

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 3 - 8

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall Tree

Growth RateMedium 

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 70 - 90%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - partial shade

Soil Preference: Does well with average, well draining soil. Tolerant of many soil types.. 

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 GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak seeds for 24 hours. Follow with 60 days warm, moist stratification, followed by 120 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in deep pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $6.99



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