About plums (EN)

PLUMS             

july = early // aug = midseason // sept = late

Harvest: good / medium / small

Cultivation zone 1-8

Belle de louvain plum

Also called “Schöne von Löwen”. Large oval with rose red to bright red color, with maturity and time black-brown. Juicy with a sweet taste without much aroma.

Rating: 4

Use: Jam, cooking and baking.

Maturity: midseason / late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun. Nutritious soil (handles shade, wind and cold)

Bonne de Bry plum

Small with red-purple base color and violet cover color. The flesh is yellow, medium firm, juicy with a sweet, slightly sour, slightly aromatic taste. Ripens in mid-August.

Rating: 5

Use: For eating

Maturity: Early / Midseason

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun. Nutritious soil

Bornholmsk Jätte Plommon  

Rating: 5

Use: For eating or grazing

Maturity: Late

Harvest: medium

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun. Nutritious soil

Experimentalfältets sviskon

A wonderful deep blue prune plum, which tastes like a real plum, but still has the enormous productivity of the prune. Developed in Sweden around 1920. Great for the garden!

Rating: 5

Use: For eating, pickling and drying

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun to partial shade / medium humidity. Nutritious soil, rich soil

Gn Reine Claude plommon

Rating: 5

Use: Plums / cooking / cider

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Small

Hardiness: Zone 1-5

Habitat: Sun, nutritious soil

Kirke plommon

Large, round towards oval, olive to light red with violet cover color. Flesh is yellow-green, between juicy, firm with a sweet taste and fine aroma. Lovely plum.

Rating: 5

Use: For eating

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Medium

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun and protection from wind

Kungsplommon

Also known as: Van Mons ‘Kungsplommon, Reine Claude rouge van Mons, Van Mons’ Red. Large round plum in the colors yellow to purple. The flesh is yellow, juicy with a very sweet, slightly aromatic taste.

Rating: 5

Use: For eating

Maturity: midseason / late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun. Nutritious soil

Reine Claude de Althans plum

A classic French very popular plum with fantastic aroma and colors

Rating: 5

Use: Good to eat or jam

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun. Nutritious soil

Reine Claude De oullins plum

Self-pollinating quality plums. A tall and broad fruit tree that bears beautiful, round yellow-green plums. The fruit is aromatic sour-sweet. Classic variety that gives large harvests. Yellow plum. Self-fertile.

Rating: 5

Use: Plums / cooking / cider

Maturity: Medium

Harvest: Medium

Hardiness: Zone 1-5

Habitat: Sun, nutritious soil

Reine Claude violette  plum

A very nice plum. A classic French plum, with fine color and medium production. Requires sun and good, well-drained calcareous soil.

Rating: 5

Use: Plums / cooking / cider

Maturity: Midseason

Harvest: Medium

Hardiness: Zone 1-5

Habitat: Sun, nutritious soil

Reine Claude de Brahy plum

Rating: 5

Use: For eating. Good cooked fruit, jam.

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun. Nutritious soil

Rosin plum (Damson)

Damson is small, oval, violet-reddish, clear with fine dots and thin, bluish dew. Ripens in August and is good as a household fruit. Weakly growing small tree.

Rating: 5

Use: For pickling, cooking and drying

Maturity: Midseason / late

Harvest:

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun. Nutritious soil

Stanley plum

Large, oval, blue plums with thick skin and yellow-green flesh, which taste very sweet, but are quite dry. Similar to “Italian prune”. Ripens in September. Medium vigorous plant. Self-pollinating.

Rating: 5

Use: Good to eat or jam

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sunny in well-drained deep nutrient-rich soil

Spilling wild plum

Spills are small plums, usually oval or oblong, the color is golden to reddish. Used for compote.

Rating: 4

Use: For compotes and cakes

Maturation: midseason

Harvest: good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3 (4.5)

Habitat: Preferably sun and good soil

Ungersk sviskon plommon 

Rating: 5

Use: For eating or grazing

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: warm, fertile soil. Requires abundant fertilizer

Vanligt Katrinplommon 

A generous plum species, which does not taste quite as much as a “real” plum but which is fantastic for compotes and pastries.

Rating: 4

Use: For eating or baking

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Sun and protection from wind

Victoria

Self-pollinating, rich-bearing, sweet large purple plum with an aromatic sometimes slightly watery taste. Very well known variety. The plums are suitable for eating directly or in baking and pickling. Victoria is an easy-care and easy-to-grow plum variety.

Rating: 5

Use: Edible plums / cooking

Maturation: Midseason/ Late

Harvest: Good

Hardiness: Zone 1-5

Habitat: Sun, nutritious soil

Washington plum

Very large oval, grass green base color, on the sunny side against warm yellow orange. The meat is juicy with a pleasant sweet taste and aroma. A nice eating plum.

Rating: 5

Use: For eating

Maturity: Late

Harvest: Medium

Hardiness: Zone 1-3

Habitat: Avoid overly fertilized soils