Howard Miracle Plum Tree

Howard Miracle Plum Tree


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Tropical Taste Howard Miracle Plum Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • 400 Chill Hours
  • Freestone Fruit
  • Yellow Skin Blushed With Red and Pink
  • Wonderful Fresh Eating
  • Tropical Fruit Taste
  • Juicy Fruit with Distinctive Flavor
  • Spreading Form
  • Vigorous
  • Use Santa Rosa Plum as Pollination Partner

One of the best tasting fresh-eating plums, Howard Miracle Plum Tree (Prunus salicina ‘Howard Miracle’) produces fruit with a zesty, sweet taste. The white flesh has a floral-tropical hint of pineapple and honey!

This special variety truly is a tasty miracle for fresh eating. Sometimes people call them Howard Wonder Plums. They are favorites at Southern California farmer’s markets, but might be hard to find.

Grow your own, they’ll keep for a week or two after harvest. The complex, layered flavor is well worth it!

Try them thin-sliced on a fruit and cheese platter and in sorbets and speciality cocktails. Your friends will beg you for your daiquiri recipe.

If you have any left over, use them in special homemade sauces. Nothing is better than a sweet and citrusy Howard Miracle Plum sauce as a dip for egg rolls. Or use it as a glaze over ham, turkey and duck.

Plant with a Japanese Plum pollination partner. Try Santa Rosa, Hollywood or other Satsuma Plums.

Place your order for Howard Miracle Plum now, people are on the hunt for this rare, low chilling requirement variety.

How to Grow Howard Miracle Plum Fruit Trees

WIth a spreading growth habit, Howard Miracle can become a perfect specimen plant in your edible landscape. Beautiful white blooms cover the tree in springtime.

Place this tree where you’ll notice it. It makes an impact with spreading limbs and pure white blossoms in early spring.

You’ll have to wait for the developing fruit to ripen in late mid-season. Why not add an early season variety as a pollination partner?

Fruit trees can be pruned to any size in the summertime. Be sure to check out our blogs on high-density planting, and videos on size control.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plum trees need full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Proper air circulation is also important. Please don’t plant too close to structures.

They grow best in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost. Plant in a large mound or raised bed if poor drainage is suspected.

Provide moderate amounts of water on a regular basis. Mulch your tree to 3 to 4 inches deep to 3 feet outside of the canopy.

Thin out heavy crops to increase the size of mature fruit. Spacing is about one fruit per 6 inches.

In late winter, shape your fruit tree to correct crossing branches. Develop three main scaffold limbs to carry the weight of the harvest.

Keep your tree smaller with summer pruning for size control. Tip prune the season’s new growth by a third. You’ll have an easier harvest, and encourage next year’s fruiting wood.

There is a bit of a mystery regarding Howard Miracle Plum. It was widely reported that this is a hybrid cross between two unlikely parents. The historical Green Gage is a European Plum, and beloved Satsuma is an Asian Plum.

But these days, it’s assumed the green parent was actually a green Asian Plum. Oh well, it’s a good story and the taste is still out-of-this-world!

Order your Howard Miracle Plum today, but please hurry. This year’s crop will sell out quickly.

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Howard Miracle Plum Tree – #3 Container