Yellow Egg European Plum Tree
Extend the fresh eating plum season with Yellow Egg European Plum. Fruits are egg-shaped, large and beautifully golden yellow inside and out. Known in England as ‘Pershore Egg’, the Yellow Egg has often been seen only as a cooking plum but when properly ripened on the tree it rivals the sweetness of Gage plums with its delicious honey flavor and perfectly tangy skin.
Latin Name: Prunus x domestica
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: Partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety like Mirabelle for better crops.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, honey flavor with tangy skin
Fruit Skin: Golden yellow
Fruit Flesh: Golden yellow
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: 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: 4-8