In the late summer through early fall there is no better fruit treat than the plum berry. The fruits are delicious when fully ripe as the sugars build inside the berry during the cool nights of autumn.
The six foot tall plant will yield 20 pounds or more berries full of Vitamin A, about 1000 I.U. per 8 ounce cup. The plants are also great in landscapes. White flowers cover each branch every spring and the green summer foliage changes to the colors of yellows, reds and oranges creating an autumn brilliant display.
This native prunus maratima or plum berry is native in the U.S. and will grow in most soil types.
Hardiness Zone 3-8.