The Ptitsin #5 is a rare plum and our favourite from the the Ptitsin series of plums. Plums are greenish to light yellow in colour and average 3 cm in diameter. These are firm, freestone and pleasantly very sweet. A nice dessert plum, easy to eat out of hand. Can sometimes drop prematurely before fully ripening on tree. Can be brought indoors for a few days to ripen, then they are good to go. Ready to harvest by mid-August in most years. Known to be an effective pollinator for our hybrid plums.
Hardiness Zone: 2
Height at Maturity: 3 meters (10 feet)
Spread: 2.4 meters (8 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs a pollinator)
Latin Name: Prunus salicina 'Ptitsin 5'