This tree grows from zones 3-7 in the wild and tolerates almost any soil type, from coarse sand and gravel to heavy clay, as long as it is moderately drained. American plum grows well in poor soils (low-nitrogen and low organic matter). It is a variable producer, but on average yields heavy crops of plums ripening in late August and September. The skin is generally rather thick and astringent, but the pulp of fully ripe plums is delicious. We use our wild plums for jam, fruit leather, wine, and canning whole plums after scalding and peeling. Our plants are grown from root suckers of wild plums that are growing in my orchard, which have been selected from good local wild stock for fruit production. These will ship in spring. There will be a healthy section of root and live buds at ground level, some with a whip-like sprout at the top. (Those without a sprout will soon grow one.) $10 each.