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Jam Session™ Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2024)


An late-season, self-fertile plum, ideal for preserves. Also known as NY 111, NY 58.911.1.

This tree tends to biennialism and will need diligent pruning to maintain regular bearing. It is highly resistant to black knot and brown rot, and trial plantings show no evidence of brown rot even in wet weather on unthinned fruit. Jam Session™ is partially self-fertile, but for optimal fruit set and quality European plums should always be planted with a pollenizer nearby.  The developers recommend Damson and NY 9™.

Jam Session™ ripens at the end of plum season, about two weeks after Stanley. The fruit is small, comparable to Damson, with purple skin and yellow flesh that is partially freestone. The flavor has a good fruity character with no astringency. This plum is highly recommended for jams and jellies. The cooked fruit is a beautiful deep, purple-red that is slow to oxidize.

Jam Session™ is an open pollinated seedling of Late Muscadet, bred by John P. Watson. It was crossed in 1958 and selected in 1978.

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This tree tends to biennialism and will need diligent pruning to maintain regular bearing. It is highly resistant to black knot and brown rot, and trial plantings show no evidence of brown rot even in wet weather on unthinned fruit. Jam Session™ is partially self-fertile, but for optimal fruit set and quality European plums should always be planted with a pollenizer nearby.  The developers recommend Damson and NY 9™.

Jam Session™ ripens at the end of plum season, about two weeks after Stanley. The fruit is small, comparable to Damson, with purple skin and yellow flesh that is partially freestone. The flavor has a good fruity character with no astringency. This plum is highly recommended for jams and jellies. The cooked fruit is a beautiful deep, purple-red that is slow to oxidize.

Jam Session™ is an open pollinated seedling of Late Muscadet, bred by John P. Watson. It was crossed in 1958 and selected in 1978.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: European, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: jam, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: blue
Flesh color: green

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Late Muscadet open pollinated
Origin: Geneva, New York
Introduced in: 2005
Introduced by: John P. Watson

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after Stanley

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Black Knot: Resistant
Bitter Rot: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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