The Italian plum (prune) is an incredible choice for a plum which originated in Italy! It is first mentioned in the London Horticultural Society catalog in 1831. The flesh is greenish-yellow, juicy, and firm. The fruit is incredible delicious and aromatic when it is fully ripened. It used for fresh eating, drying, and canning. The trees are usually large, cold hardy, productive, and bear regularly. It resembles Italian Prune in color and shape, but repines about two weeks earlier. Grows on zone 4-9.
Early Italian Plum Tree
The Early Italian plum is originated in Italy. The flesh is greenish-yellow, juicy, and firm. The fruit is aromatic when it fully ripened. The trees are usually large, cold hardy, productive, and bear regularly.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.