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Empress Plum Scionwood (Spring 2022)


A very late season European plum that stores well.

Empress is a medium-sized tree, upright, with a nice open crown. This tree is not self-fertile and it will need a second European plum as a pollenizer. Recomended partners include Stanley, Vision, Victory, Moyer, President, and Italian. This plum ripens very late, at the end of plum season (late September in upstate NY), and it may not reach maturity in shorter growing seasons.

The fruit is large and elliptical, a high-quality prune-plum. The purple skin has a waxy bloom, and the greenish-yellow flesh is dense and semi-cling. Although prune-plums are most often used for drying, they are also wonderful in cakes and tarts. They can be added to salads and stuffings, soaked in brandy, or pureed into a sweet sauce. Empress will store well for up to eight weeks, so you have plenty of time to decide how eat them. This plum is firm and well suited for retail.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Empress Plum Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Empress is a medium-sized tree, upright, with a nice open crown. This tree is not self-fertile and it will need a second European plum as a pollenizer. Recomended partners include Stanley, Vision, Victory, Moyer, President, and Italian. This plum ripens very late, at the end of plum season (late September in upstate NY), and it may not reach maturity in shorter growing seasons.

The fruit is large and elliptical, a high-quality prune-plum. The purple skin has a waxy bloom, and the greenish-yellow flesh is dense and semi-cling. Although prune-plums are most often used for drying, they are also wonderful in cakes and tarts. They can be added to salads and stuffings, soaked in brandy, or pureed into a sweet sauce. Empress will store well for up to eight weeks, so you have plenty of time to decide how eat them. This plum is firm and well suited for retail.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: European

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: blue
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: President x Emily
Origin:
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 11 (approximate, in New York State) + 10 days after Stanley

Diseases & Pests

Empress Plum does not have any diseases or pests associated with it at this time.

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Empress Plum. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

Tree Ships Currently in Stock
AU Rosa Plum 2022 0
Reine Claude Conducta Plum 2022 0
Obilinaja Plum 2022 0
Vanier Plum 2022 0
Vampire™ Plum 2022 0
Yellow Egg Plum 2022 0
President Plum 2022 0
Santa Rosa Plum 2022 0
Geneva Mirabelle™ Plum 2022 0
Bluebyrd Plum 2022 0
Longjohn Plum 2022 0

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