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Empress Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2023)

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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.

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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: 0
Ripening date: Sep 11 (approximate, in New York State) + 10 days after Stanley

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 35'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Empress Plum on Myrobalan 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
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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

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