Plums 2022

Just had the best plum of the year–Empress (pictured). Found it under the tree. Dead ripe amazing!

Asian plums were a bust this year due to the record cold temps in April. (Well I did find 1 small Santa Rosa.) Most Green Gages yet though and a good number of Opals and Imperial Epineuses too. My French Prunes (Sugar plums) were consistently plentiful again and the largest crop out of all my fruit.


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Agree it’s probably the overall best we have yet. I was lucky to inherit a mature tree on my property line with a very agreeable neighbor. So I planted a Stanley shortly after building our home which also now is a 21 year old tree and it’s fruit is a bit smaller, but between these two we have the perfect combination of an eating plum and a jelly plum.
Dennis
Kent, wa

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The only gripe I have w it is how long I have to wait for it to get like this!

I’m in zone 8a so I think our zone must be a bit warmer than yours, ours were fully ripe by mid August

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Here are the last of my plums for the year. More Empress.

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