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Varieties for Utah: Plum


 

Variety Harvest Time Uses Fruit Size Fruit Color Pollination
Alderman Late Aug Fresh consumption and preserves Large Burgundy-red Requires cross pollination
Blue Damson Sept Canning and preserves Small Blue- purple Self-pollinating
Brooks Late Aug Fresh consumption and dried Large Dark purple Self-pollinating
Burbank Mid Jul Fresh consumption and preserves Medium to large Red over yellow background Requires cross pollination
Elephant Heart Sept Fresh consumption and canning Large Dark crimson Requires cross pollination 
Green Gage  Early Aug Baking, fresh consumption, and preserves Medium Green Self-pollinating

Italian Prune Mid to late Aug Baking and canning, and dried Large Dark blue Self- pollinating
President Mid to late Sept Baking,and canning Large Blue- purple Requires cross pollination
Santa Rosa  Jul Baking, fresh consumption, and canning Large Deep crimson Self pollinating
Satsuma Aug Baking and preserves Small to medium Red skin Requires cross pollination
Shiro Late Jul Baking and fresh consumption Medium to large Yellow Requires cross pollination
Stanley Late Aug to early Sept Fresh consumption, canning, and dried Large  Dark blue Self-pollinating
Superior Jul Fresh consumption Large Red Requires cross pollination

Alderman – Large, burgundy-red fruit. Excellent fresh or for preserves, flesh is soft and sweet. Ripens in late August. Bears fruit the second season after planting. Hardy. Requires cross pollination. Zone 5-9

Blue Damson – Small, oval, dark purple skin, flesh is golden yellow. Little more tart than other varieties making it a great plum for canning, jams and jellies. Ripens in September. Old variety, rugged and dependable. Late blooming, cold hardy. Self-pollinating. Zone 4-8

Brooks – Large, dark purple skin with golden yellow flesh.  Excellent for eating and dehydrating. Ripens in late August. Keeps well. Self-pollinating. Zone 5-9

Burbank– Medium to large, red over yellow background fruit, with golden-orange flesh that is sweet and quite juicy. Ripens in mid July.  Great for fresh consumption and preserves. A hardy tree that is easy to grow and produces a large crop. Requires cross pollination. Zone 5-9

Elephant Heart – Large baseball-sized plums, with mottled dark crimson colored skin, rich firm, red, juicy flesh. Ripens in September. One of the best tasting plums with extremely sweet flavor. Great for fresh consumption and canning. Is a clingstone fruit. Requires cross pollination. Zone 5-8

Green Gage – Medium, greenish yellow fruit that has an amber flesh. Fruit is good fresh, cooked or preserved. Ripens early August. Self-pollinating. Zone 5-9

Italian Prune – Large, dark blue skin fruit. Ripen in mid to late August. Fruit is very sweet and good for dessert, canning, or drying. Self-pollinating. Zone 4-9

 President – Large, dark blue with amber flesh. Lacks outstanding flavor, used for cooking and canning.  Ripens in mid to late September. Requires cross pollination. 5-8

Santa Rosa
- Large  deep crimson skin with  purple to yellow flesh.  Ripens in July. Good for desserts, canning, and eating.  This tree is very vigorous and easy to grow. Heat tolerant.  Self-pollinating. Zone 5-9

Satsuma – Small to medium, with dull, dark red skin. It has mild red flesh and a small pit. Ripens in August.  Used for desserts or preserves. Requires cross pollination.  Zone 6-10

Shiro – Medium to large, round, yellow skin with excellent flavor. Ripens in late July. Use fresh or for cooking. Heavy producing tree. Heat-tolerant. Clingstone. Requires cross pollination.  Zone 5-9 

Stanley –  Large, dark blue fruit with richly flavored yellow flesh. Ripens in late August to early September.  Great when eaten fresh, dried and canned.  Self-pollinating. Zone 5-7Japanese plum with red juice

Superior– Large, red skin fruit with sweet, juicy, yellow flesh.  Ripens in July. Great for eating fresh. Great cold-hardy variety for northern climates. Clingstone. Requires cross pollination. Zone 4-8