University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a bulletin on plum production in Maine.

With the increased demand for locally grown fruit, some Maine farmers see an opportunity to add plums to fruit crops already being grown for the consumer market.

“Plum Production in Maine” provides information on topics including plum varieties, estimated production costs and yields, planting and pollination, and harvesting and storage.

UMaine Extension tree fruit specialist Renae Moran, who wrote the bulletin, recommends that farmers consider how the cultural requirements of plums would affect their overall operation before planting.

For more information and free downloads, or to order full-color bulletins for $3.50 each, visit extensionpubs.umext.maine.edu, call 581-3792 or email [email protected].