Castleton is a modern dual-purpose early-season plum. It was developed for the New York commercial plum-growing market, and these qualities also make it a good choice for the backyard orchard.
Castleton can be eaten fresh when fully ripe or used in the kitchen if picked slightly earlier. It is a freestone plum - the stone falls away from the flesh easily.
Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.
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Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.
Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season.
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Castleton is in flowering group 3. Castleton is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other plum trees.
Developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, part of Cornell University, under a team led by John Watson. Released in the 1990s. Castleton is a cross between Valor and Iroquois.
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