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Earliblue Prune-Plum

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One of the easiest plum trees to grow! This hearty variety bears early, yielding crops of sweet, juicy plums with purple-blue skin. Yellow flesh is juicy and flavorful making it a great choice for homemade prunes. Freestone. Introduced by Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station in 1973. Ripens in late July. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with another European plum tree.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.


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Customer Reviews

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Earliblue Prune Plum
It's growing well. Had a few blooms this year but they froze. Should produce some fruit next year for its third year. Look forward to getting my first plums.
May 20, 2016
1 year ago
nice, healthy tree
This little tree i have had no for over a year. It is a healthy nice looking tree. For the first time I will be able to harvest fruit. I would recommend this plum tree.
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
Anticipation of First Fruit
The trees were young when purchased but have grown rapidly? Hope to have blossomes next year.
Plan on many jars of preserves and bags of fruit in the freezer
May 16, 2016
over 2 years ago
Earliblue PrunePlum
The Tree looks fruit this year yet. They growth a lot ,lots of leaves
May 11, 2016
1 year ago
Plants did not survive - hard to get support
I purchased 4 Earliblue Plum trees and 2/4 did not make it. I tried to call to get support and very difficult to make contact.
May 16, 2016
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear about the trouble you’ve had with your nursery stock and for the trouble you had reaching us. I have made a one-time exception for the out of warranty items and booked Order 1477272 to send you a free one-time replacement. The order has an estimated delivery date of 11/4/16 and we’ll send you another email when it’s been shipped.
I hope your new stock will grow and thrive for you!
August 23, 2016
Brenda HStaff
Earliblue Plum
My Earliblue Plum seems to be growing well here in the Phoenix area. I've had it for around a year and a half now. It has several small fruits on it and I can't wait to see how they taste.
May 17, 2016
1 year ago
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