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Friar Plum

Friar Plum

Friar Japanese Plum

Prunus salicina 'Friar'

The Friar plum is a heavy bearer of large, round dark purple fruit that is resistant to cracking. It also has a sweet, firm, amber flesh. Friar is a good dependable producer, ripening early to mid-season

Friar Japanese Plum Pricing

Item # Description Price
2285 Friar Plum on Standard (Lovell peach) root, 2 year-Large grade $26.99 Add Add to Cart


10-15 Feet



10-15 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8


Prunus salicina 'Friar'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Friar is a excellent plum for more traditional Japanese growing areas, so may not be as thrifty and good a producer in the more eastern areas. Requires cross pollination with Santa Rosa or another early blooming Japanese type.


A Little History about Friar Japanese Plum

Friar was introduced in California by Dr. Weinberger in 1968.

Prunus salicina 'Friar' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Early blooming
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
Complex flavor
Very sweet
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Sensitive
Somewhat bud tender
Skill Required
Above average skill
High dessert quality