Plums and Prunes


We have three plum trees in a sunny bed with azaleas and a few rhododendrons. The sun-loving fruit trees are on the south side of the bed, shading the rhododendrons on their north.

Brooks is a refinement of the familiar Italian prune. The partially ripe fruit change color throughout late August until they are a dark bluish-purple.

Brooks plums are good both fresh and dried as prunes.

Green Gage is our favorite eating plum. It is a fast growing, relatively large plum tree.

Brooks and Green Gage are both European plums. Hollywood is a Japanese plum, a variation of the large red plums found in the grocery store.

The Hollywood plum is both an ornamental flowering tree and a fruiting tree.



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