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Elephant Heart Japanese Plum

Elephant Heart Japanese Plum

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Elephant Heart Japanese Plum

Prunus salicina 'Elephant Heart'

The Elephant Heart plum is known for it's large, heart-shaped fruit with a thick, bronze-green skin that turns reddish purple when completely ripe. It's juicy, blood-reed flesh has a rich and distinctive flavor that is good for fresh eating, canning and freezing. Ripens in mid-season.


10-14 Feet



10-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
135 Elephant Heart Plum on Standard (Lovell peach) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart
584 Elephant Heart Plum on Standard (Peach) root, 2 year Extra large grade $30.99 Add to Cart

Prunus salicina 'Elephant Heart'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Elephant Heart is a good, strong hardy tree. It should cross-pollinate with other Japanese plums for the best crops.

A Little History about Elephant Heart Japanese Plum

Elephant Heart is another one of the famous plums introduced by Luther Burbank, the prolific breeder of many fruits and flowers, not just potatoes!

Prunus salicina 'Elephant Heart' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Upright habit
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
Complex flavor
Very juicy
Very sweet
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Skill Required
Above average skill
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality