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Mount Royal European Plum

Mount Royal European Plum

History: As the name suggests, Mount Royal plums originated in the Montreal area where it was either found by French colonizers as a wild chance seedling or intentionally bred by Jesuit missionaries and French colonizers using plums brought over from Europe. Either way, the result is a lovely plum hardy enough to survive Canadian winters.

Why We Grow It: This European plum is a Canadian classic of excellent flavour and good cold-hardiness. The fruit is blue-skinned with jammy yellow flesh that is both sweet and spicy. The tree produces heavy crops. 

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: Moderately vigorous and hardy with a spreading growth pattern, 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: Middle

Ripens: Late August

Storage: Keeps about a week 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)

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      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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