A very early season producer, both in flower and in fruit, ‘Bruce’ requires a bit of microclimate consideration before planting it in your garden. Locate your tree on a sunny hillside slope, possibly sheltered by a building or existing evergreen planting, and avoid placing it in low lying areas that can be prone to pockets of cold air. While positioning your plum in front of a wall or evergreen planting may protect the buds, flowers and ultimately the fruit from frost damage, the backdrop will also accent the pure white flowers blossoming in the early spring. ‘Bruce’ is a heavy, concentrated producer of medium-sized fruit with sweet yellow flesh. This plum is not considered “self-fertile.” A pollinator tree should be planted within 100 feet. The variety was introduced by A.L. Bruce in 1921 in Donelly County, Texas.
Produces fresh fruit for a delicious and nutritious snack. The perfect addition to any fresh fruit tray. Best used for large scale plantings.