Plum - Gulf Ruby

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Gulf Ruby Plum Blossoms

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Stunning Flower display of the Gulf Ruby Plum Fruit tree

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Plum Tree Gulf Ruby Cross Pollinates

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Plum - Gulf Ruby For Sale (Size: Large)  (Grafted)

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Leaf of the Plum Gulf Ruby

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Plum - Gulf Ruby

Prunus salicina
Juicy, yellow flesh, clingstone, large size if properly thinned, attractive red skin blush, resistant to bacterial spot. Very low chill 275 hrs. Pollinator Gulf Gold


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Specifications of Plum - Gulf Ruby

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months November, December

Fertiliser All Purpose, Compost

Plant Width 2-4m

Growth Rate Medium

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Pollinators for the Plum - Gulf Ruby

Pollination is required for your tree to set fruitso pair with the following varieties

Plum - Gulf Blaze


A Japanese-style plum with excellent orange flesh, burgundy skin and very sweet flavour. A low chill selection that is well suited to subtropical climates. Pollinate with a Dwarf Gulf Gold or a Gulf Ruby for a bumper crop. Prolific white spring bloom.

Plum - Gulf Beauty


Deep red skin with firm yellow flesh that delicious eaten fresh. Clingstone. Low chill selection that pollinates with the Gulf Gold, Gulf Ruby and Gulf Blaze. Perfect for subtropical areas, coastal regions and frost free sites.

Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G)

$39.00 ($29.00-$79.00 choose a size)

This golden plum is firm with excellent flavour & texture and a small seed. 350 hours chill. This dwarf plum is an ideal backyard variety and perfect for pots. An excellent all-round variety with the added bonus that it doesn't seem to be attractive to fruit fly as much as other stonefruit. Partially self pollinating but benefits from pollination with Gulf Ruby. Attractive in spring when it is smothered in white blossoms.

Plum - Yarrahapinni Blood

$49.00 ($39.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Medium sized self pollinating blood plum that requires approximately 450 hours of chill. It is very ornamental with deep red leaves, and has beautiful pink flowers in spring. Bears around late December.

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Nectarine - Sunbob

$54.00 ($49.00-$64.00 choose a size)

Medium to large size for low chill areas. Skin has an attractive red blush over yellow and is slightly waxy. Flesh is yellow, firm and melting. Freestone. Ovate in shape, with a distinctive tip.Matures mid-to late in the low chill season. Harvest season in northern NSW is about third week in November. Self-fertile. Best in subtropical or warm temperate climates.Good flavour and firmness for a low chill nectarine. Suited to areas that receive minimal cold weather during the winter months. This cultivar should perform well along coastal regions from Sydney through to Nambour, Qld and in the coastal areas of Perth.

Pluot Plum - Black Adder

$49.00 ($49.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Graham Richards kindly gave us this low chill Pluot Plum to trial from his low chill breeding program. First fruiting this season, excellent flavour and texture. A Pluot is a cross between an Apricot and Plum- however more Plum characteristics are present. The Black Adder has Purplish- black skin with an amber flesh turning a deeper colour when very ripe. Pluots normally require cross pollination to set fruit. Try cross pollinating with another Pluot or a Japanese Plum variety- like a Mariposa. We are currently assesing its ability to self pollinate and will update our growing advice with those results. Ensure adequate sunlight, free draining fertile soil for maximum yields and healthy productive trees. Being low chill, it will produce fruit where winters are mild but may still not thrive in areas with hot summers. Protection may be beneficial.

Plum - Yarrahapinni Blood

$49.00 ($39.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Medium sized self pollinating blood plum that requires approximately 450 hours of chill. It is very ornamental with deep red leaves, and has beautiful pink flowers in spring. Bears around late December.

Plum - Dorrigo Blood (G)


A delicious juicy blood plum with pale skin and deep blood red flesh. They have a sensational flavour with a smooth, soft texture and lots of juice. The Dorrigo Blood is a superb choice for cooler climates although they will crop in the subtropics. Cross pollinate with a Satsuma.

Blueberry - Kisses (PBR)

$29.00 ($29.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Characterized by it enormous fruit size and naturally dwarfing habit, this self pollinating Blueberry is perfect for planting with the Blueberry Burst to extend the fruiting season. Low chill variety flowering and fruiting over a 4 to 6 month period with exceptionally high yield. Trialled successfully in both hot and cold climates in Australia. Protected by Plant Breeders Right (PBR)Developed by Plantnet.

Mango - Florigon

$69.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Definitely the winner in the taste department. The soft sweet flesh melts in your mouth. The fruit has a small seed and virtually no fibre and great flavour. Considered by some to be too small for the market it certainly makes up for its lack of size with taste. Yellow skinned, excellent quality fruits. Sets well in subtropics. Moderately resistant to Anthracnose, susceptible to Black Spot. Average wt. 300g. (Video - Grafting a Florigon Mango)

Plum - Gulf Ruby Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 8months ago


Plum - Gulf Ruby

Very good


★★ 7y ago


Very attractive little tree, bearing a large number of beautiful red plums. The skin is somewhat bitter. The flesh is yellow, juicy, soft and fairly pleasant. In second year did not produce flowers, but had plenty in third year. Must wait till fully r...

★★★★ 9y ago


This is one of the two plums that I have bought recently as my first foray into low chill plums. The gulf gold and the gulf ruby are intended to cross polinate each other. Hoping for fruit next year.



★★ 10y ago


Hoping to get some plums in Sydney


10y ago

Bella Vista, NSW

There used to be 5 fruits but the ferocious winds caused the fruits to fall.  Luckily one fruit left for me to taste.


★★★ 13y ago

KARALEE, QLD, Australia

Fantastic fruiter, beautiful tasting fruit

★★ 14y ago


Struggling but  still going, waiting for bloom

★★ 15y ago


These trees are not really suited to this climate unless you can shade them. The fruit gets badly sunburnt very easily. They have been very difficult trees for me.The fruit I do get is not bad though - well flavoured and sweet - but doesn't have the ch...

16y ago

Wingham, NSW, Australia

Plum - Gulf Ruby

I have a Gulf Ruby & a Gulf Gold that have been in 2 years. Both crop well and are great flavour.

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