Can Verry Cherry Plums grow in Georgia?

Q: I recently bought some Verry Cherry Plums from the grocery. They were delicious! Can I grow them here? Where can I buy the trees?

A: This plum/cherry hybrid could grow in Georgia but you won’t be able to find a tree for sale. Achieving the hybridization was very difficult, so the folks who were able to do it have patented their trees. They only allow a few certified large growers in California to cultivate and harvest the fruit trees. Controlling the source allows the hybridizers to be repaid for years of effort.

Verry Cherry Plums

Origin of cherry plums

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