Sweet Treat Pluerry Tree (Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera ‘Sweet Treat’)

Sweet Treat Pluerry Tree

  • Unique Plum & Cherry Combination
  • Smaller Ornamental Sized Tree
  • Reddish Purple Smooth Skin
  • Amber Meaty Flesh
  • Sweet-Tart Complex Flavor & Juicy!
  • Fragrant White Flowers
  • Prolific Fruit Set & Long Hang Time
  • Precocious
  • Taste Test Favorite
  • Handsome Form & Foliage
  • Attracts Bees & Butterflies
  • Fresh Eating & Preserves
  • Mid-Season Harvest
  • Requires a Pollinator
  • 500-600 Chill Hours

A revolutionary tree that’s the result of an interspecific hybrid – blending a Plum and a Cherry, creating a sweet treat that grows unique fruit called ‘Puerries’! Developed by one of the most creative and renowned fruit species developers – Floyd Zaiger, inventor of the Pluot, he’s gifted us with this mouth-wateringly remarkable stone fruit!

The Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum (Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera ‘Sweet Treat’) offers the best of both worlds without taking up prime real estate! This conversation starter will have neighbors begging to try these juicy delights!

Larger than a Cherry but not as big as a Plum, featuring plum-colored skin and bright yellow flesh, and a small pit similar to a Cherry! When you bite into one, you’ll recognize that sweet Cherry juice that floods your taste buds. You’ll also enjoy the slightly tart but bright pop of summertime Plum flavor.

Summer ripening fruit makes Sweet Treat the perfect snack on a hot summer’s day! Requiring a pollinator, make sure you pick up its counterpart, the Candy Heart Pluerry™, too!

Sweet Treat is a true ornamental that won’t keep you waiting, bearing fruit in just 2-3 years! And as if it doesn’t have enough accolades, it hangs on the tree for over a month!

How to Use Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum In The Landscape

This small-statured variety looks charming as a specimen and welcomes spring with drifts of fragrant white blooms. Adored for its ornamental beauty, plant Sweet Treat anywhere you have a bit of room for a special accent!

Prune smaller for ease tucking Sweet Treat and its pollinator into established orchards or existing landscape or try high-density planting. You can even train it into an even more stunning Espalier specimen!

And those curious neighbors? You won’t worry about running out of fruit to share! Because it’s prolific! Growing a bounty large enough to share, be eaten fresh or create uniquely flavored preserves and baked goods for all!

Tips For Care

For best performance, keep this sweet tree in the sweetest conditions. Provide at least 6 hours or more of full sunlight a day. Best in USDA growing zones 4-9, they are adaptable and hardy!

Any well-drained soil that is fertile and organically enriched works perfectly! However, you should fertilize your tree regularly and provide a layer of mulch over the roots system.

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This tree is sure to please! Sweet Treat Pluerry™ Interspecific Plum will make your local pollinators happy, your neighbors smile and keep you full of unique and delectable treats all summer long!

Sweet Treat Pluerry Tree (Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera ‘Sweet Treat’) Details

Common name Sweet Treat Pluerry Tree
Botanical name Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera 'Sweet Treat'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 12 - 18 ft.
Width 12 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White
Leaf color Deciduous