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Except for six inch trees at Oikos Tree Crops, I can’t find any beach plum trees for sale or even any seeds. Does anyone know a good source? I’d consider other species of American plums.

Has anyone grown any of our native plums?


 
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Darn, was going to say Oikos.  While they are small the nana seedlings I got from them have grown into bearing shrubs fairly quickly.
 
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I only looked at the Ecos strain. I’ll see if they have bigger sizes in the Nana.

I thought that strain was so dwarf they might grow too slowly? How do they taste?
 
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I'd say my nanas have so far grown to about 6' tall and each shrub has a bit of difference to the flavor.  They are sweet, but with a bit of bitterness in the skin.  I enjoy most of them enough to check in on them and eat them out of hand.  I need to try cooking with them one of these years to see if that makes them more interesting.
 
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http://www.twisted-tree.net/ Unfortunately they are sold out for the year.
https://jiovi.com/ I think they have them when in stock, but as with the above are out.
https://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/ always has a large variety of trees, very good quality, but not cheap.
Ebay always has seed offerings you wouldn't think of, many beach plum seeds for sale.
https://exchange.seedsavers.org  I don't think they have beach plum on there right now, but a wonderful variety to choose from.
Maybe you would get lucky with a craigslist search.

Hope one of these helps.
 
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I got mine from Fedco several years ago.  No fruit yet as only one of the bushes has ever had flowers.  Both bushes may be in a location with too much shade.  Some of those trees have come down so we will see what next year brings!
 
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Thanks everybody!

Oikos only had one 12”-18” Nana, so I also bought one 6”-12” Nana.
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