Plum trees are native to the U.S., Europe and China. They are easily managed fruit trees that can be self-pollinating. Plum trees are a good choice for the small, backyard orchard.
Plum trees produce small, edible fruit.
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The smooth-skinned stone fruits of the plum tree are usually purple, but they can be black, red or yellow. They are rounded and plump with a depression where the stem attaches the fruit to the tree.
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