French Prune Plum Tree
The French Prune Plum Tree is a mid season, self-fertile, mild flavored, deep reddish black plum. When looking for the optimal plum for canning or drying the French Prune Plum is a wonderful choice.
Latin Name: Prunus sp.
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 produce the best crop when cross-pollinated with another European variety.
Hardiness: Hardy to -25° F.
Bearing Age: 3-6 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Mild, sweet flavor
Fruit Skin: Deep reddish to black
Fruit Flesh: Amber
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: July 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