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Plums and Prunes, European and Damson
European plums, with a long history of cultivation, are one of the main plum species grown worldwide. Fruits are generally oval, smaller, and more variable in color than Japanese plums. European plum trees are larger and more erect than Japanese plums, and they bloom later - a distinct advantage in climates subject to spring frosts.
Very old variety, rugged and dependable. Small, blue-black tart plums for jams and jellies. Late blooming, cold hardy, heavy bearing. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Long-time favorite European plum for Western Oregon. Oval-shaped fruit with purplish-black skin and yellow flesh. Larger and sweeter than Italian. Used fresh and for canning and drying. Ripens one week earlier than Italian. Discovered in Lafayette, Oregon (seedling of Italian). Introduced in 1946. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Early Italian (Richards) Prune -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
Similar to Italian, but sweeter, slightly larger and more productive. Shorter growing season requirement than Italian (ripens 1-2 weeks earlier). Originated near Yakima, Washington. Introduced in 1935. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
California's commercial prune. Reddish purple skin,dark amber flesh. Very sweet, high quality fruit dessert/can/dry. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Superior selection of gage-type European plum. Small to medium-sized, richly flavored & very sweet. Excellent fresh and for cooking. More productive in moderate winter climates than common Green Gage. Originated in Belgium in 19th century. Estimated winter chilling requirement 700 hours. Self-fruitful.
Imperial Prune -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
Mottled purplish-red skin with yellow-green clingstone flesh. High quality, sweet, rich flavor. Ripens mid-September. Discovered in France as a chance seedling in 1870, brought to the U.S. in 1883. Once widely grown in California. Self-fruitful.
Large, purple skin, freestone. Rich flavor, very sweet when fully ripe. Fresh/dried/canned. Vigorous, cold hardy tree. Late bloom. Late summer harvest. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Large reddish-purple fruit with very sweet, crisp, yellow freestone flesh. Resists brown rot and cracking. Used fresh and for canning and drying. Vigorous, productive, upright tree. Successful in many climates, including Western Washington. Originated in New York, introduced in 1972. 800 hours. Pollenizer required: another European plum such as Brooks or Early Italian.
Large, dark blue skin. Juicy, sweet, delicious, greenish-yellow meaty flesh, freestone. Late summer harvest. Late blooming, extremely cold hardy and reliable. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.