How to Start Plum Trees From Seed

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Starting a plum tree from the seed requires first letting the seed dry out in the sun for a couple of days, planting it in the early spring and providing high-quality composted soil. Start a plum tree that will produce fruit in two to three years with... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment we're going to talk about, how to grow plum trees from seeds. Well plum trees are pretty easy to grow, and pretty much any plum that you buy in the store or a market will have a seed in it and that seed is very viable. And so to plant that seed the best thing you can do is actually just let it dry for one to two days in the sun, so it's on the dry side if you've got fresh fruit, because it might rot if you just plant it and it's really wet. And turn around and plant it in the spring, early spring, right into the ground. You can also plant it in the fall if you live in a milder climate where it's not too cold in the winter, and it'll grow and come up the next summer, even through the winter. So just plant it and get composted soil, good organic material, potting soil, anything that's real earthy and has a lot of air in it, so it has good drainage. And you want to plant the seed about 3 inches deep, and that way it will grow the next season, and you can enjoy fresh plums within 2 to 3 years.