A very popular variety for drying, French Petite European Plum Tree, (Prunus 'French Petite') produces luscious,dark purple fruit. Enjoy the plums fresh from your beautiful tree, or carefully dry into very healthy prunes.
These special trees have a wonderful history, as well. In the mid-1800s, a scion of the Agen Plum French variety was brought to California from an ancient orchard in France. You might in fact hear this variety called the French Petite D'Agen.
This heritage variety produces medium size, blue to purple oval fruits with a shallow suture. You'll notice a heavy bloom on the skin.
Prune plums contain enough natural sugar to dry in the sun without fermenting. The firm, golden flesh is also great for fresh eating and keeps well.
Try dehydrating them for a healthy snack on the go. They can be used in preserves, sauces and baked puddings, as well.
People have loved these ornamental trees in their home orchard for over 100 years. These trees are the "real deal" for prunes! Order today.
Enjoy the delicious fruit, white flowers and gray-brown bark. This variety in particular is a stunning tree in its own right. Use it with pride anywhere in your landscape.
Allow it to reach its full height and spread, if you have the room. Plant at least 20 feet from structures and other plants. Measure from trunk to trunk.
Or, use backyard orchard culture to keep your trees smaller. Tip prune in summer for size control. You'll enjoy a more manageable harvest.
Create a hedgerow with several other varieties. Expand your season of harvest with early and mid-season varieties..
Plant your Plum tree in full sun for the best fruiting.Ensure they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. The more, the better!
Plums are adaptable to many soil types, including clay soils. However, they do require the soil to be well-drained and fertile.
Improve your drainage by elevating your planting bed. Heap an additional mound of soil 18 inches high by 3 feet wide. Plant directly in that mound.
Prune to correct shape in late winter. If you want to keep your tree smaller for a more manageable harvest, prune for size control in summer.
This popular French variety is partially self fruitful. However, they always benefit from another European variety that blooms at the same time for best pollination.
French Improved, Mirabelle and Green Gage are both European Plums, so will pollinate your French Petite. However, the Japanese Plums are a separate type and will not pollinate.
Don't miss one of life's great pleasures. Order French Petite European Plum tree from the expert growers at Nature Hills today.
Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect young Plum trees to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd to 4th year after they establish in your landscape.
The French Petite European Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 10-15 feet and a mature width of 10-15 feet.
Once your Plum tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 13-24 inches of new growth per growing season. If your plants are growing less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.
Plum trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water in well-drained, fertile soil.
The French Petite European Plum trees are self fertile, so planting more than one Plum tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!
No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.
Bareroot Plum trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown Plum trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Make your life easier and your landscape tastier by shopping for Plum trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Plum tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.
Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.
Shop the selection of mature Plum trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for French Petite European Plum Tree today.
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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'French Petite'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Late Season|