The Ozark Premier plum is in bloom. One of the largest plums grown at the Station. It ripens about August 1st, has an attractive appearance, being nearly round and wholly colored outside with a bright red, tough skin. Its flesh is yellow, firm and fine grained. It is juicy, tart, flavorful and clings to the seed which is small. The tree is productive and vigorous. The Ozark Premier was introduced by the Station in 1946. Now, we just hope the temperatures don’t dip too low again or it will kill those blooms. Plums at this stage of bloom, which is the first white to first bloom stage experience death at temperatures between 26-27°F.