Early Italian Plum
Early Italian Plum is a hardy and vigorous mid season plum, with a oblong shape and freestone flesh. Great for eating fresh or preserving, the sweet flavored plums flesh turns from yellow green to a rich red wine color when cooked. This is a self-fertile tree great for commercial production.
Latin Name: Prunus cocomilia
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, but will have greater production when cross-pollinated by other European variety.
Hardiness: Hardy to -25°F.
Bearing Age: 3-6 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Purple
Fruit Flesh: Yellow-green
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: June to early August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4-9