The Chickasaw Plum is a native plum that originated in the South and southern Midwest areas of the United States. Its Latin name is Prunus angustifolia. It is a thicket forming shrub that can be trained into a small tree. This plum was cultivated by Native Americans and there are some improved selections of this species. In years past some fruit tree improvement was done to produce larger fruit but it appears that research has been lost.
This is a healthy fruiting plum. The fruits are small by modern standards at 1/2″+ but very tasty and abundant. Being a native fruit to the southeast, it is adapted to late frost and wild temperature swings during winter. They tend to fruit most years.