Earliblue Prune-Plum

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Description

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.

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Characteristics

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.

Pollination

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. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best results.

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow plum trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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