Imperial Epineuse European Plum
Prunus domestica 'Imperial Epineuse'
This wonderfully flavorful, sweet French prune plum has been used at the English National Fruit Trials as a standard to judge prune flavor. The medium-to-large plums have dusky burgundy/purple skin and clear amber flesh when perfectly ripe. The flavor is fabulous, and the fresh texture is dense, silky and succulent.
The tree is an attractive upright grower; not as much of a spreader as many other plums. Reliably self fruitful in most climates, but you'll enjoy more bounty with a different Euro plum variety as a pollinizer. The freestone fruit ripens in late August.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 12'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August
Pollination: Mostly Self Fertile
Rootstock: St. Julian A
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