What type of stone fruit is this?

And can it grow in Houston? (the most important question). This one is literally candy. I’ve never had anything like it. I picked them up at HEB on Sunday.


It is a small European plum known for its high sugar content. I’m not sure if the name is used on only one variety or not, though, especially in the market place. I have one that has grown very slowly which is unusual for trees on my property where species suited for my climate tend to grow very vigorously. It’s been about 10 years and it just started getting some flowers and setting a couple fruit which I’ve yet to taste. For some reason the tree runted out but sent up a water sprout that is vigorous and is now the main tree. It’s probably on Citation, which would be part of the problem. I generally have better results from Myro.

Your climate is probably ill-suited for E. plums in general, but it would be better if you heard that from a fellow Texan. Maybe you can grow pluots instead if you are looking for high sugar in a fruit that still has some firmness.


Thanks for the reply. Darn I was hoping it was another Asian. Those I have a chance with and I’m filling my yard with them for that reason.

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Agree with Allan,
It’s either a Stanley or the Empress. I have both and they are both very sweet when fully ripe, both worth having for eating and preserves.
Kent, wa


The PLU code translates to: Prunes, fresh.
So it is probably a type of plum commonly used for dried prunes.

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Than you for all the replies. I’ll just have to rely on stores to enjoy this one.