Plum seeds

Asked August 21, 2017, 8:55 PM EDT

While on a camping trip I found this wild plum tree. It had ripe fruit and was a freestone wild plum. I picked a half dozen plums and ate them saving the seeds. I would like to have one of those in my orchard. Can I get the seeds to produce a plant that I can grow into a tree?? Would like recommendations on how to get the seeds to grow.

Sibley County Minnesota

1 Response

I don't have any university based information on this. There are several links on Google that tell you how to do this. Be aware that if you get it to sprout, it will take a long time before the tree is big enough to produce any fruit. I also do not have any information as to whether wild plums self-pollinate or not but I would guess they do. Here is a link to one of the several suggestions I found but cannot swear to the reliability: http://www.gardenguides.com/78416-plant-wild-plum-seeds.html