Plums are a popular, tasty and healthy fruit that can be grown in a variety climates. Plum trees are difficult to grow from cuttings, so you should attempt to start them with seeds. Check with your local greenhouse or garden supply store to ask about which types are best for your area.
Find an area with well-drained soil that has humus to retain moisture for the plum tree. Plum seeds are best planted between November and March.
Check the pH level of the soil with a pH strip. The soil should be acidic with lime added to it. Alkaline soil is not hospitable to plum trees.
Remove the pulp from the fruit and gather several plum pits.
Get several seeds so you have a better chance of getting one to grow. The plum pit needs to be planted outside in the winter in order to germinate.
Get some peat moss and set the seeds on the moistened moss in the crisper part of your refrigerator for three months, if you have enough time before the ground freezes.
Plant the pits about 4 inches deep. Do this before the ground freezes in the fall, and your seeds should start to grow faster.
Check the seeds from time to time to see if they have begun to sprout. This is called stratification, and it can help your seed to germinate up to a year faster than if you plant it directly in the ground.