Prunus salicina ‘Ruby Blood’ – Dwarf Blood Plum
‘Ruby Blood’ is a dwarf blood plum and a prolific bearer, with medium-large round to heart shaped fruit. Plums have dark red mottled skin and deep red, juicy, sweet flesh. Fruit can be used fresh or for preserves, jams and juices. Fruit is also freestone, making the pit super easy to remove.
A late-season variety, with fruit maturing in late February – early March.
Grows to height 1.5-2 metres and width 1.5-2 metres. Requires staking when young.
Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.