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Italian Prune European Plum

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99

Prunus domestica 'Italian Prune'

Famous worldwide for reliability and heavy setting, Italian Prune plum is a large purple freestone plum with yellow-green flesh. Great for drying and canning due to their sweet and firm flesh, these plums are also fresh eating favorites right off the tree.

Hardy and widely adapted; resistant to bacterial spot. Fruit ripens in late summer. Can take a few years to mature to bearing age, but very long-lived in many conditions.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  12' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Self Fertile

Rootstock: Dwarf St. Julian, Semi-Dwarf Marianna 2624, Semi_Dwarf Krymsk 1

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5' Mar.2624)


Ask a Question
  • What are the chill hours required for this tree and how long before bearing fruit? I'm a Master Gardener in Houston,Texas, but I loved eating them from the trees by the railroad tracks during my childhood in Iowa. I'm giving it a wing either way, but would like to know more. Thanks and I'm eagerly awaiting my tree!

    Roughly 800 chilling hours

  • How tall are the trees at shipping? 2-3ft, 3-4ft, or 4-5ft? Thanks!

    These trees are 4'-5' tall at shipping

  • When can the plum tree be planted

    We will ship this tree to you when the planting time is right for your zone. Typically early spring through early summer is fine, as long as the daytime temperatures remain below 70 degrees.

  • How old are the trees you are selling?

    2-3 years old at the time of shipping

  • Does the Italian prune have any resistance to black knot?

    No. The only european plum bred for black knot is President, which we do not currently carry.

  • How wide does the tree with Krymski rootstock grow?

    14-16 feet at maturity.

  • Is the Italian prune, European Plum self pollinating? Is there a specific tree that is recommended as a companion for cross-pollination? Thank you!

    It is self fertile and blooms so late there is poor pollination overlap with other plums.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Anna C.
Perfect prune tree

Can't wait until the tree wakes up and starts to get leaves. I am from Switzerland where this prune tree is one of the most important trees. The fruit is used mostly for the best quiches ever.

Paul A.
Happy days are here again

When I was a kid, my grandmother had two of these in her backyard. Early every autumn, my brothers and I would gorge ourselves on these fruit and I've been looking for this particular cultivar off and on for years. The tree I ordered in January arrived in March, still dormant. I planted it the day it arrived and it's beginning to come out of dormancy. I was impressed with the size of both the tree and the root system. In a year or two I'll be gorging myself with these plums and I cannot wait. Thank you Raintree!

Nehal M.
Beautiful tree

The tree came well packaged along with the other fruit trees I had ordered. There was no sign of damage. I planted it following the instructions provided. Leaves have started to show up within a couple of days of planting.

Gary R.
Great Job!

High quality trees, and well-packaged during shipping.

Joyce M.
Hoping it will be plum delicious in a few years

The Italian prune plum tree came promptly, well protected in a sturdy cardboard box. We soaked it for a few hours and planted it according to directions. It is now leafing out a few days after planting. Looking good!