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German European Plum

German European Plum

History: German plums are a European variety characteristic of the kind grown in central Europe. Although not much is known about its history, it is believed this variety is at least a couple centuries old. 

Why We Grow It: A juicy, freestone plum with an aromatic, sweet flavour. They are great for fresh eating and due to their drier than average nature, are great for baking into traditional German plum desserts. They keep for 2-4 weeks refrigerated, providing ample time to enjoy them fresh or find that perfect recipe. 

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Soil Preference: Sandy loam and loam, like plenty or organic material.  Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. 

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Produces heavy crops. Somewhat resistant to black knot.  

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a European plum tree of a different variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present

Flowering Time: Late

Ripens: Late September

Storage: Keeps about 2-4 weeks in the fridge.

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking

Size including roots:

  • 50-80 cm, 1 year whip
  • 100cm +, 1 year whip/branched (same pricing for trees branched or not over 100cm)

    Fruit Specs

    Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking

    Fruit Size: Medium-small

    Storage: Keeps about 2-4 weeks in the fridge.

    Harvest: Late September

    Growing Specs

    Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

    Soil Preference: Sandy loam and loam, like plenty or organic material. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring.

    Flowering Time: Late

    Bloom Colour: White

    Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a European plum tree of a different variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present

    Sun/Shade Requirements:

    Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

    General Growth Habits:

    Produces heavy crops. Somewhat resistant to black knot.

    Shipping vs. Pick Up

    CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

    Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

    Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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