Grandpa's Choice™ Varieties
Grandpa tested hundreds of varieties over the years and the best of the best are his "choices".
Shiro Plum

Shiro Plum

Shiro Japanese Plum

Prunus salicina 'Shiro'

Grandpa's Choice™ Shiro plum, known for its large, round bright yellow fruit has a mild sweet flavor. Excellent for fresh eating, cooking, canning, preserves and desserts, it is a consistant bearer of fruit. It is one of the earliest ripening plums.

Shiro Japanese Plum Pricing

Item # Description Price
59 Shiro Plum on Standard (peach) root, Extra large 5/8" up caliper grade $21.99 Add Add to Cart


12-15 Feet



10-12 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8


Prunus salicina 'Shiro'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Shiro requires pollination from other Japanese plums and is a good pollinator for Santa Rosa, Methley and Satsuma. The tree is vigorous and very productive.


A Little History about Shiro Japanese Plum

Shiro has been around since 1899, so is much older than Grandpa, who used to raise a few because they were so tasty and easy to grow.

Prunus salicina 'Shiro' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Thin heavily for size
Early blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Pollinizer needed
Thin early for size
Disease Resistance
Crack resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Small fruited
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Very vigorous
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Early summer
Concentrated harvest
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Grandpa's Choice™
Short shelf-life
Sub-acid flavor
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Cooking or baking
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality