Motz Nursery of Wisconsin

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Black Ice

Zones 3 - 8

11/16" Std 

University of Wisconsin River Falls.  Very popular and hard to come by!  A cross between cherry plums and conventional Japanese dessert plums, Black Ice is exceptionally winter hardy and early ripening, making it a great choice for northern gardeners who want to grow fruit. Compact growth makes it easy to manage. Requires a pollinator (Toka).




Mount Royal

Zone: 4 - 8

11/16" Std

Blue - European Plum. Good eaten off tree.  Excellent for dessert, jam and preserves. Tender, juicy flesh. Considered the best blue cultivar in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 






Zone 4-7

11/16" Std 

Pollinator, Hybrid with large fruit with dark red, russet-dotted skin. Flesh is yellow, juicy, and sweet. Heavy bearing tree lacks hardiness in northern areas. Often sets fruit the first year. Clingstone.





Zones 3 - 8  

Std 11/16" 

One of the best pollinators. The medium sized fruit has lovely, apricot-colored skin and rich flavored flesh. It is self-pollinating but generally it will bear more fruit if there is another plum nearby. It will usually bear fruit as a young tree. Ripens mid-August.






A note from George:

Plums are the most maddening of all tree fruits to me. But when you bite into a big Pipestone, it is all worthwhile.

With most plums, as they are a hybrid, they have an odd number of chromosomes, (think ‘Mule’), they are sterile, and so they will need a pollinizer.