The Ptitsin #5 is a rare plum and our favourite from the the Ptitsin series of plums. Plums are greenish to light yellow in colour and average 3 cm in diameter. These are firm, freestone and pleasantly very sweet. A nice dessert plum, easy to eat out of hand. Can be known to drop prematurely before fully ripening on tree. Need to be brought indoors for a few days to ripen, then they are good to go. Can harvest by mid-August in most years. Known to be an effective pollinator for our hybrid plums.
Hardiness Zone: 2
Height at Maturity: 3 meters (10 feet)
Spread: 3 meters (8-10 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs a pollinator)
Latin Name: Prunus salicina 'Ptitsin #5'