Re: [gardeners] Plum Trees

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sun, 07 Mar 1999 10:55:53 -0600

Hi Ed,
    I checked my Texas Ag.Extension Service booklet #B-5079, Fruit Gardening in
the Landscape, and found these varieties recommended for Central Texas:
    Morris, Methley, Ozark, Premier, Bruce, Allred.
    The booklet also suggests that any plum planted in Texas be one that is
grafted on
Nemagaurd root stock.
    Hope this helps. No Latin names listed for these varieties.
Bastrop Co., Tx.

Ed Wise wrote:

> Hello All,
> I am looking for information on the care of Vesuvius Plums.
> Latin = Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'.  The only plum trees I am
> familiar with are the wild ones in Central Texas.  There are a few of these
> trees at the local Home Depot  ($13.88) and I have just the spot for a tree
> with it's  color.  Any help will be appreciated.
> Ed and Kim Wise