Plum 'Italian Sweet Blue'

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Description

Italian Plum Tree is a fruit-bearing tree that provides a harvest of versatile fruit of superior quality. Spring blooms of pink and white are very attractive, but it is most beloved for its August harvest of delectable, freestone plums. In fact, Italian Plums are among the most popular you can buy and often dried as prunes. Idea for canning, cooking and eating fresh off the tree. The purple-black skinned fruit has a yellowish flesh within. The flavor is a rich blend of sweetness with a lemon-tart edge. Self-pollinating.

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Prunus salicina 'Italian Sweet Blue'
Plant Type:
Deciduous, Fruit Tree
Care :
Prefers average well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep root system. Pruning helps to encourage fruit production.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
Habit:
Rounded
Plant Height:
12-14 Feet
Plant Width:
12-14 Feet
Foliage:
Green leaves turn yellow in fall.
Bloom:
Fragrant pink and white flowers in Spring.
Zone:
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Special Features:
  • Edible
  • Fragrant