If you grew up in the Southeast quarter of the US (Kansas to Virginia and south), this is likely the species of plum your grandmother used to make the finest jelly. This is also our favorite plum to plant to create habitat and food for upland wildlife and pollinators....
If you grew up in the Southeast quarter of the US (Kansas to Virginia and south), this is likely the species of plum your grandmother used to make the finest jelly. This is also our favorite plum to plant to create habitat and food for upland wildlife and pollinators. Chickasaw plums will grow just about anywhere you have good drainage and plenty of sun. Because of fire suppression (they love fire) and former fields turning into forests, you don’t see as many of these guys around anymore. They can still be found if you look hard enough around old house sites and along fence rows and roadways.
Their beautiful, white blooms are among the first to show their faces in the spring, making them an important nectar and pollen source for bees. The following crop of quarter sized, and yellow to orange-red fruits ripen in June and July, and are great for eating out of hand or preserving into all sorts of goodies.
The cover for wildlife they provide is second to none. Due to their “suckering” habit of spreading clonally by their roots, they quickly fill in to become an impenetrable hedge or clump of protection for species such as quail and rabbits, or nesting hen turkeys. This is the quail enthusiast’s species of choice for creating mosaics and connectivity across large fields and pastures. They also begin fruiting at a very young age (2-4)!!
5 - 9
4.5 - 7.5
Fruit maturity Date:
Fruit eaten by deer, bear, raccoon, squirrel and many birds.
Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
No Refund Policy:
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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