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Plum Tree - Italian

Purple and Large Plum

The Italian Plum has medium to large fruit. These are the plums that are turned into prunes!  The fruit has a dark purple skin with yellow-greenish flesh that runs dark wine color when cooked.

Dried plums are known as prunes. Prunes are sweet with a thick, chewy texture. The Italian Plum makes a delicious sweet prune when dried.

Italian plum fruit separates freely from the pit. The large, freestone purple plums are very sweet, perfect for drying, eating fresh, or canning.

Italian plums have a slightly tart, almost lemony taste. They taste totally different from the more sugary taste of standard red and black plums.

It is one of the most widely planted plum varieties in the West. This excellent shipping prune is a heavy bearer and good for both canning and drying.

Italian plums are late bloomers and have a long growing season. These plums do best when planted in areas with a later frost date.

This tree produces pink and white blossoms in mid-spring.

*Purple Skin with Yellow Green Flesh

*Tart Lemony Flavor

*Heavy Bearer

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Sweet fruit Review by Drew
These plums are chewy and sweet.
Backyard Fruit Grower Review by Fruity
I love plum's so I thought I should have some plum trees so I planted some a few years ago. they are no bearing and the Italian plum is my favorite. The tree produces so many large plums. I recommend!
Tasty fruit Review by John in PA
IMO this Italian plum makes the best prunes available, and lots of them.

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  Order Total        S&H
  0.00 – 15.00       $    11.95
  15.01 - 30.00     $    12.95
  30.01 - 50.00     $    15.95
  50.01 - 75.00     $    19.95
  75.01 - 150.00     $    23.95
  150.01 - 250.00     $    29.95
  250+    approx.17%

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Nature Hills sells a variety of plants and products, with many available in different types and sizes:


Select (bare root) Trees - Hand-selected quality bare root trees. The height of the tree you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.

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  • •  #1 Container - Ranges from 2.26-3.73 quarts or 2.49-4.11 liters
  • •  #2 Container - Equal to 1.19-1.76 gallons or 5.246-7.770 liters
  • •  #3 Container - Equal to 2.32-2.76 gallons or 10.285-12.164 liters
  • •  #5 Container - Equal to 2.92-4.62 gallons or 12.86-20.36 liters
  • •  5.5" pot is 5 1/2" x 5" x 5" which is equal to 1.89 of a quart or 1.78 liters
  • •  4.5" pot is 4.5" round x 4" deep and equal to 1.31 pints or 619.8 milliliters
  • •  4" and 3.5" pots may measure 4"x 4"x3 1/2" which is equal to .87 of a quart or .82 of a liter in volume or 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" which is equal to .67 of a quart or .63 of a liter in volume.
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Plant Facts

Family Prunus
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 5-9
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Characteristics Sweet
Bloom Period Early April
Pollinator Required None Required
Harvest Period August

Plum Tree - Italian.

Rating: 5/5 based on 3 review(s)
  • Starting at: $44.95 - Out of stock
  • Product ID: 742
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