Plums

(Prunus domestica) Japanese plums flower about the same time as apricots and require cross pollination. For that reason they rarely perform with our late season frosts. European Plums are grown throughout the world and are distinguished by their very sweet, firm, typically freestone fruit. In addition to being great for fresh eating, many European Plum varieties are excellent for canning and drying. While most European Plums are considered partially self-fertile. European plums flower later than Japanese and some Japanese hybrids and frequently escape frost injury. They are recommended for central and northern areas and those with high altitudes.

Blue Damson - A small, vigorous, rugged, erect growing plum tree. White flowers are borne in clusters of 2-3 on short spurs, and solitary or 2-3 in axils on one year old wood. The later spring bloom time of the flowers makes them less prone to frost damage. The foliage is dark green. Fruit production begins in 3-4 years. This tree bears heavy crops of purplish blue juicy, tart plums that ripens in August to October. The self-fertile tree adapts to a wide range of soil types and is cold hardy and tolerates strong winds. Thinning is not necessary for Damsons  Sold out for 2020

 

Early Italian - This classic European variety bears abundant crops of juicy and sweet, purple blue plums. The large size fruit are very high in Vitamin C. Also rated very high for sauces and canning. The plum for drying into prunes!  It is a naturally small tree, self fruitful but may get the best yields with another variety of European plum. Early Italian is easy to grow and is the earliest to ripen of the European Plums we offer.  4'-5' $29.95

 

Santa Rosa - Beautiful, large, red fruits with gold flesh. This big producer from Luther Burbank bears sweet plums that are delicious when eaten fresh, cooked or canned. The tree is vigorous and easy-to-grow. Originates from Santa Rosa, California in 1906. Heat-tolerant. Clingstone. Ripens in mid July. Self-pollinating. Sold out for 2020