PRUNUS FRUIT - ITALIAN
Italian prune plum trees are an excellent choice of plum varietal to grow. They can be kept as dwarf trees around 10-12 feet through careful pruning. They are self-fertile, winter hardy, and the delicious fruit can be eaten fresh, dried, or canned. Prune trees produce five years after planting just as plum trees. However, their fruit has a much higher sugar content, making it preferable for drying with the pit inside without the risk of fermenting. Italian prune tree plantings are ready for harvest in early September.
Edible fruit, Spring flowering