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Schoolhouse European Plum

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SKU C115A

Prunus domestica 'Schoolhouse'

A large, oval, bright yellow plum with a mild, satisfying flavor and a nice, firm bite. It appears to be a late-ripening, prune-type plum, but its bright yellow color makes it unique. The firm texture makes it especially well-suited for freezing and canning. It is named for the schoolhouse where it was found in Pt. Townsend, Washington by James Fritz.

Extremely productive and reliable. Fruits may need thinning to keep branches from breaking under the heavy plum loads. Needs a pollinizer.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  12' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Rootstock: C115 - St. Julian, C115A - Marianna 2624, C115D - Krymsk-1

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Semi_Dwarf (4'-5')
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  • Would the Purple Gage European Plum and the SCHOOLHOUSE European plum work well together ?

    Not as well as you'd hope. Gage plums bloom earlier and may not be able to fully cross pollinate with Schoolhouse as it blooms later in the season. Some years you will have overlap, some you may not.

  • Will any Asian plums cross-pollinate with this beauty? Such as Cocheco or Early Golden? Or does it require another European plum?

    It will require another European plum.

  • Three questions 1. What is the final size (height and width) of this tree? 2. How close does the pollinators need to be? 3. We are just north of Seattle and have an established Italian prune tree. Will it be able to be the cross pollinator?

    1. Mature height is 12-14' with a similar width (depending on pruning and form).
    2. Pollinators need to be 100-200 feet and within line of sight for bees.
    3. Your established prune plum should be fine for cross pollination.

  • Can Italian Plum be a pollinator for Schoolhouse plum?

    Potentially yes, depending on your region. Italian plumns bloom late for a plum and can be inconsisent pollenizer.

  • Can the Pozegaca plum tree be a pollinizer for School House plum?

    Yes it can!

  • WHERE CAN THE SCHOOLHOUSE PLUM, THE PLUM ITSELF BE PURCHASED? I LIVE IN MICHIGAN , I CAN BUY SEVERAL TYPES OF PLUMS BUT, THE SCHOOLHOUSE PLUM IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.

    Many variaties of fruits are not grown on a large enough scale to be sold commerically. If you don't know a grower you would need to grow your own!

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Linas
Exotic yellow plum "Schoolhouse".

Planted in 2018 and the tree is now mature and in full production. Very well crosspollinates with "Stanley" and "Seneca" and sets an abundant crop. Ripens late, in south PA zone 7A first truly ripe fruits start coming on the second week of September. Plums are sweet&sour with a mild flavor, so wasps and hornets are little interested. Fruits are freestone, firm, moderately juicy, so perfect for canning and drying. Beautiful shape of fruits and yellow to orange color with little vax boom makes them unique (see photos uploaded). The tree shows strong disease resistance: leaves are exceptionally healthy, deep green and there are no signs of Black Knot year-after-year. However, fruits are moderately susceptible to Brown Rot (worth to try an organic-grade treatment/spray).

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Craig R.
Schoolhouse Plum

The tree was a good size and had lots of green leaves. Now waiting for fruit. Check back in say 1 to 4 years.

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Doug S.
Good Branching

This arrived a nice bare root tree, dormant and ready for planting.