Plum farm elevation

Asked April 2, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT

I'm looking at property to have a small plum orchard. I found a great place, except the elevation is higher than I'd originally considered. The elevation is approximately 4,000 ft. Is this too high to have a productive orchard?

Klamath County Oregon orchard horticulture

1 Response

Hi, I am not aware of any issue with trying to grow plums/prunes at higher elevations. However you may want to consider growing European plums/prunes as they tend to be more hardy and bloom later. Some of the prunes you may want to consider planting include Brooks, Italian, Stanley or Green Gage. I do not know what the length of the growing season is where you live, but here is a publication with additional information: http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/BUL/BUL0867.pdf


Thanks, Amy Jo