Growing Guide: June Plum, Hog Plum
Tropical Subtropical Deciduous Fruit Tree
At the beginning of the dry, cool season, the leaves turn bright-yellow and fall, but the tree with its nearly smooth, light gray-brown bark and graceful, rounded branches is highly attractive during the 2-3 months that it remains bare.
Spring, Summer, Fall
In Hawaii, the fruit ripens from November to April; in Tahiti, from May to July. In Florida, a single tree provides a steady supply for a family from fall to midwinter, at a time when Mangoes and many other popular fruits are out of season.
Up to 30-40 ft outdoors in the home landscape. Up to 10 ft in containers. makes a beautiful potted fruit tree and is easy to overwinter indoors.
Soil & Moisture:
Grows in all types of soil as long as it is well-draining. The tree flourishes in humid tropical and subtropical areas, being only a trifle tenderer than its relative, the mango.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Young trees will benefit from light shade. Plant in an area where even mature trees will have some protection from harsh winds.
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Medium Pot Size: Grown from seed and capable to produce within 2 years.
X-Large Pot Size: Grown from seed and capable to produce now.