Plum(Prunus salicina L); Rosaceae

Rubio, Parsons, California Blue and Giant

Hale, Gaviota, Santa Rosa, Satsuma and Abundance. (June – July)

Shiro, Formosa, Kelsey and Satsuma. Hale has to be planted along with other varieties
to enhance pollination and fruit set (July – August).

Deep well drained loamy soils are best. Depth of soil should be atleast 1.5 m and red
lateritic soil with good drainage is ideal. The soil pH should be around 5.8 to 6.2 and rich in
organic matter. It can be grown above 1200 m elevation.

One year old budded plants may be planted during June – July or December with a
spacing of 4 x 4 m in pits of 60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm in size.

June – November.

Apply FYM 30 kg and 500 g of N and 1 kg in each of P and K for bearing tree during
October – Novembe

The growing points are tipped at a height of 50 – 60 cm to allow the side shoots to
develop. Train to open centre system. Prune the trees during December – January. Dried,
dead, diseased, water shoots and criss-cross branches are removed.

Fruit fly  Set up methyl eugenol 1 % trap with malathion 50 EC 1 ml/l.
 Neem oil 30ml/l.

25 – 30 kg / tree / year.