Prunus salicina 'Byron Gold'
Produces round fruit w/yellow skin and flesh. Red blush appear on skin & flesh during its mature period.
“Byrongold meets or exceeds all current expectations for tree vigor, productivity, precocity, and resistance to the bacterial and fungal diseases that are common in the Southeastern United States”. - US Dept. of Agriculture
All Plums require a pollinator. Pollinates with any other plum tree! It's recommended to have 2 cultivars to ensure better fruit yield.
Cold hardy 10 - 15 degrees 450 Chill hours
Ready to harvest in June - July
Plum information courtesy of our friends at the NC State Extension Gardener 'Plant Toolbox' https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu <- excellent reference site
|Height||10' - 20'|
|Spread||15' - 20'|
|Shape||Standard fruit-tree form|
|Primary Foliage Color||Green (elliptic w/fine tooth on margin)|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Winter Dormant
|Flowering Season||Spring (early)|
|Flower Color||White (fragrant)|
|Fruits||Heavy Bearer (over 2" in diameter)|
|Growth Rate||Slow - Medium|
|Sun Preferences||Full Sun (6 or more hours a day)|
|Water Preferences||Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|