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Seneca European Plum

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU C220

Prunus domestica 'Seneca'

This extraordinarily large plum is sweet, luscious, and freestone! Featuring beautiful purple/red skin and rich amber flesh, individual fruits can weigh up to 3 ounces each! Enjoy the fruit fresh, preserved as chutney or an amazing fruit topping, or canned solo.

Seneca is a regular bearer on an upright, vigorous tree. It needs a pollinizer and ripens in early September here in the PNW. An introduction from the N.Y. Experiment Station, it has proven one of the best European plums in the WSU Mount Vernon tests year after year.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  12' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Needs a pollinizer

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

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • I have a Stanley plum and want to add a Seneca and Imperial plums, close to each other. Will they act sufficiently as pollinators? Can I order to plant in early 2023? Thank you,

    Yes Seneca will cross pollinate just fine with these plums and should be available for pre-order for the 2023 season

  • I have a peach tree in the back yard and want to plant a Seneca across the back yard which is about 15 to 20' across. Will they pollinate each other since the distance not close to each other?

    Despite belonging to the same genus, peaches and plums do not naturally cross pollinate. Seneca will need another european plum for cross pollination.

  • Are there any "Dwarf" Plum varieties?

    Not in the sense you mean, no. The smallest of the plums are probably the Mirabelle plums, but generally 14-16 feet tall is as small as they get.

  • Will Seneca pollinate with Schoolhouse?


  • Will Seneca pollinate with a rein Claude?

    Yeah they should cross polliante just fine.

  • Can Seneca plums be pollinated by Santa Rosa plum?

    No, Seneca blooms much later and will cross pollinate with another European plum.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Nora C.
The best prune plum!

Sooo sweet! I have several varieties of prune plums, but Seneca is my favorite. Large and great flavor. Good for drying and juice as well. Thanks Raintree!

Margret S.
Seneca plum tree

I was very disappointed to see the twig that was my new plum tree. As the picture shows, it has only one good branch. It will take awhile to develop the ‘bones’ for a nice, well shaped tree. Obviously someone took the opportunity to get rid of some of the shabbier stock. And I wonder why you wait so long to ship to this area. My other new plums were in the ground and leafing out by the time this one was shipped.

Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Plum with us. I am sorry to hear you were not happy with the state of the fruit tree when it arrived. Given proper conditions, fruit trees can put on a considerable amount of new growth in the first growing season. How is your plum doing now? If it has failed to put on good growth, please let us know and we will provide you with store credit toward a replacement for the following growing season. You can reach out to us at Keep growing, Rye (Customer Service Manager)

Shy bearer, very good taste, good size

Shy bearer for me. Good sized fruit, very good tasting. No problem In ripening before frost in Rocky Mountain foothills.

I understand that the productivity is quite variable depending on location.