Ruby Queen Plum Tree Overview
The Ruby Queen Plum tree is a Japanese plum variety which produces delicious reddish-black plums with good disease resistance. Moreover these plums will ripen in the late season, about three to four weeks after the Santa Rosa plum. Not only is the fruit large with a firm texture, but it also has a juicy and sweet flavor. In fact, USDA introduced this plum.
Just like any other plum tree, the Ruby Queen plum tree grows best in full sun with well-drained, loamy soil. While it can grow well in hardiness zones 5-8, it is well suited to humid environments such as the Northeast and Southeast United States. If you would like more information on how to plant and grow this tree, see our guide.
- Uses: Eating fresh
- Taste: Outstanding flavor, firm, sweet, juicy
- Size: Large, 2″ around
- Color: Reddish-black skin with a firm red flesh
- Type: Japanese
- Hardiness Zones: 5-8
- Harvest period: Ripens three to four weeks after Santa Rosa, late season
- Pollination: It blooms with Methley. In order for it to cross-pollinate, we recommend growing this variety with Santa Rosa Japanese plum tree or with another japanese plum variety.
- Cultivation: This plum tree grows best in full sun with loamy well drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. It is very productive and has good disease resistance. Moreover, it is best for growing organically in areas with high humidity.