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Plum Toka 7 Gal

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Description

Toka Plum

Prunus 'Toka'

Height: 20 feet

Spread: 20 feet

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: Bubblegum Plum

Description:

A hardy fruit tree with showy fragrant white flowers in spring followed by tangy deep red fruit in late summer, great for fresh eating, rather ornamental spreading habit; needs full sun and well-drained soil, a good pollinator for other plum varieties

Edible Qualities

Toka Plum is a small tree that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces crimson round fruit (technically 'drupes') with gold flesh which are usually ready for picking in late summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a tangy taste with a juicy texture and a spicy fragrance.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating
Baking
Preserves
Juice-Making
Features & Attributes

Toka Plum is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy crimson drupes carried in abundance in late summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Messy
Disease

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