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Alderman Plum Tree

Extra Cold Hardy and Delicious

Alderman Plum Tree

Extra Cold Hardy and Delicious

  • Small tree bears full-sized clingstone fruit
  • Produces in first year after planting
  • Developed for superior cold hardiness
  • Easy to harvest, ideal for small spaces
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$59.99
Product Description
For large, succulent plums and exceptional cold hardiness, you can't go wrong with Alderman Plum. Alderman was specially developed at the University of Minnesota for exceptional cold hardiness, so gardeners and growers in areas up to zone 3 can successfully grow their own sweet and juicy plums. Clingstone type Alderman plums are tops for fresh eating. Plus, with our Reachables trees, you'll get plenty of these full-sized, clingstone fruits from a smaller tree that is easier to manage, suitable for containers or tight garden spaces, and super-easy harvesting. No need for ladders or special equipment.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Alderman'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Zone: 3-7
  • Foliage:Brilliant green foliage.
  • Depth:Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system.
  • Yield: Standard: 100 - 130 pounds at maturity.
  • Fruit: Huge, dark red, sweet and juicy clingstone fruit.
  • Soil Preference: Loamy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Vigorous growth rate.
  • Pruning: The best time to prune plums is early Spring or early Summer during a dry day. Never prune in Winter (to avoid silver leaf disease).
  • Form: Fruit Tree, Fruit, Plum, Standard Plum Tree
  • Flowers: White blossoms.
  • Pollinator: Superior, Waneta (both will do ok in zone 3).
  • Size: Reachables Tm 2-4 Ft
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
1A-4A 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/8/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
5B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
8A 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/16/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 6/5/2023 5/29/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 5/5/23
4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/5/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/5/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/5/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 5/5/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/5/23
8A & B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/23/23 - 5/5/23
9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
10A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 1A-6B: 5/29/2023
7A-7B: 5/19/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
5/1/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 4/10/23 - 5/26/23 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 5/1/23 - 5/19/23
4B 4/10/23 - 5/26/23 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 4/17/23 - 5/19/23
5A 3/27/23 - 5/26/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/19/23
5B 3/13/23 - 5/26/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 5/19/23
6A 2/27/23 - 5/26/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/6/23 - 5/19/23
6B 2/27/23 - 5/26/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/19/23
7A 2/20/23 - 5/26/23 2/23/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
7B 2/20/23 - 5/26/23 2/21/23 - 6/3/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
8A 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
9A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
10A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
Last Order Date 5/22/2023 1A-7B: 5/29/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
1A-7B: 5/15/2023
8A-10B: 4/24/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Select Citrus
1A-3B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 4/17/23 - 10/27/23
4A & B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 10/27/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 5/29/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
10/23/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
1A - 2A 5/8/23 - 10/27/23 5/8/23 - 10/27/23
2B - 3B 4/24/23 - 10/27/23 4/24/23 - 10/27/23
4A - 6A 4/10/23 - 10/27/23 4/10/23 - 10/27/23
6B - 7A 4/3/23 -10/27/23 4/3/23 -10/27/23
7B - 8B 3/6/23 - 10/27/23 3/6/23 - 10/27/23
9A - 10B 2/20/23 - 10/27/23 2/20/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 10/23/2023 10/23/2023

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts Seeds Hardgoods, Foods & Supplies
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Select Perennials, Hibiscus & Iris Trees & Shrubs Select Strawberries
1A - 3B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
4A - 4B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
5A - 5B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
6A - 6B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
7A - 7B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
8A - 8B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
9A - 10B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A-6B: 11/7/22
Zones 7A-10B: 11/21/22
All Grow Zones:
10/24/2022
All Grow Zones:
10/03/2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Houseplants
2A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
3A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
4A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
5A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
6A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
7A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
8A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
9A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
10A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
11A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
Last Order Date Zones 2A-6B: 10/17/22
Zones 7A-11B: 10/31/22

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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