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
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Early April|
|Pollinator Required||None Required|