Early Prolofic Plum


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Early Prolific lives up to its name, the fruit is small to medium-sized, blue-black with a bluish bloom; the flesh is golden, juicy, and firm, with a free stone and tart, damson-like flavour. Ideal for cooking and jam but can be eaten as a dessert plum when fully ripe. The tree is compact and spreading with a slightly pendulous habit and slender branches; a heavy cropper ,will benefit form thinning of fruit. It can tolerate some shade. Like all Plums best to prune in may to avoid silver leaf disease.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Any reasonably well drained
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Pick: Late July
Keep: 1-3 days; 2 weeks if refrigerated
Hardiness: Hardy
Pollination: Partially self-fertile. Pollination Group 3
Uses: Cooking, especially for jam