Great-Tasting, Popular Brooks Plum TreeLate Mid-Season
800 Chill Hours
Sweet, Large Fruit
Purplish Black Skin Called Blue
Stores Well After Harvest
Wonderful Fresh Eating
Super Variety for Canning and Drying
White Blossoms in Spring
Vigorous and Reliable Producer
Self-Pollinating, But Add An Italian Plum For Bigger Fruit Set
Add a healthy homemade snack with these popular European prune plums. Brooks Plum Tree (Prunus domestica ‘Brooks’) can be dried, canned or enjoyed fresh.
With gorgeous dark purple skin, a profuse bloom and sweet yellow flesh, Brooks is a winning choice. And you’ll only need one tree to see fruit.
If you have the room, or want to try your hand at high-density planting, include an Italian, French Petite or French Improved Plum. You’ll be glad you did, as these marvelous trees act as pollination partners to really boost your production.
The striking, oval-shaped fruit makes a pretty sight growing along the branches. These feature a heavy bloom when ripe. No wonder people call them “Blue Plums”!
Brooks was originally found as a sport of Italian Prune Plum, and is harvested about a week before it. It is arguably one of the most popular commercial plums for drying in the United States.
Grow them at home for an unparalleled sweetness! Tree-ripe plums are so juicy and good.
European Plum that is excellent for fresh eating. You’ll get a lot of value from them, as they keep well after harvest. Dry them to prepare healthy snacks, or bake with them.
Add Brooks Plum tree to your edible landscape this season. You’ll be thrilled with the quality and versatility of these expertly grown fruiting trees.
How to Use Brooks Plum Fruit Trees in the LandscapeUse it as a wonderful specimen with pure white blossoms in early spring. The plentiful purple orbs of the ripening harvest looks amazing. Even bare fruit trees have a certain evocative charm in wintertime.
Try them in mulched beds anywhere in your landscape. No need to relegate them to the backyard. With the huge new interest in Edible Landscaping, you can place your Brooks Plum in the front yard with pride!
Add two and use them as accent trees on either side of your front walk. Just be sure to plant them at least 20 feet from your house or structure.
Allow them to grow to their full size for the maximum fruit production. Or, keep them any size with summer pruning for size control. Be sure to check out our blogs on high-density planting, and videos on size control.
You’ll adore having your own fruiting trees! And plums are some of the easiest for beginners, too.
#ProPlantTips for CareThe biggest key to success is sunshine. Plum trees need full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
They will do best in a spot that gets plenty of good air circulation, too. Plant them away from low-lying spots that can trap air.
Give them well-drained soil that has been amended with compost. Plant in a large mound or raised bed if poor drainage is suspected.
Provide Brooks Plum moderate amounts of water on a regular basis. Mulch your tree to 3 to 4 inches deep to 3 feet outside of the canopy.
If the crop is heavy, it’s important to thin them out to increase the size of mature fruit. Spacing is about one fruit per 6 inches.
In late winter, shape your fruit tree to correct crossing branches that shade out others. Develop main scaffold limbs to carry the weight of the harvest over the course of several years.
Keep your tree smaller with summer pruning for size control. Tip prune the season’s new growth by a third. You’ll have an easier harvest, and encourage next year’s fruiting wood.
People love the sweet, healthy fruit of Brooks Plum trees. Order today!
Plum Tree Frequently Asked QuestionsHow long does it take for Brooks European Plum Trees to bear fruit?Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect young Plum trees to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd to 4th year after they establish in your landscape.
How big do Brooks European Plum trees grow? How fast do Plum trees grow?The Brooks European Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 10-15 feet and a mature width of 10-15 feet.
Once your Plum tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 13-24 inches of new growth per growing season. If your plants are growing less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.
Where is the best place to plant a Brooks European Plum Trees?Plum trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water in well-drained, fertile soil.
Do You Need 2 Plum Trees to Produce Fruit?The Brooks European Plum trees are self fertile, so planting more than one Plum tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!
No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.
When Should Brooks European Plum Tree be Planted?Bareroot Plum trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown Plum trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Plant bareroot Plum trees in the early spring.
Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.
How Do I Find Brooks European Plum Trees for Sale Near Me?Make your life easier and your landscape tastier by shopping for Plum trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Plum tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.
Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.
Shop the selection of mature Plum trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Brooks European Plum Tree today.
What shipping options do you offer?NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Brooks European Plum Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Brooks Plum Tree
Great-Tasting, Popular Brooks Plum Tree Late Mid-Season 800 Chill Hours Popular Variety Sweet, Large Fruit Purplish Black Skin Called Blue Yellow Flesh Stores Well After Harvest Wonderful Fresh Eating Super Variety for Canning and Drying White
Great-Tasting, Popular Brooks Plum TreeLate Mid-Season