Empress Prune-Plum

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Sweet, firm plums with outstanding color! If you’re looking for a larger, sweet, firm, European plum with beautiful color, inside and out, then Empress is for you. The tree is very strong, vigorous and productive, and the plums are out of this world. They’re deep, deep blue with a beautiful yellow flesh that’s firm when you bite in. Yum! Ripens in early September.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Early September
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 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 7
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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.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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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Questions & Answers

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Are Empress Plum trees self-pollinating?
Jim B on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not. It be pollinated with Stanley Prune Plum or any other European plum.

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Empress Prune Plums a 10 and above
THis is the first Year that I have found bought and baked with these wonderful sweet Plums.I'm European and I know of the little Italien Plums, but these Empress Prune Plums just blew me away.So big so sweet.On my 1.Trip to store I bought 20 pounds.Still have a few in 5he Freezer and will use them tomorrow for another European Plum cake. I would like to find out more about these Fruits.
Thank you so much you gave me a piece of Home here in America.
Veronika Fallara
October 26, 2017