Plums

Greengage

Black Doris

Easiest stonefruit to grow.  tolerates a wide variety of soils

 

 

Grow easily from their stones

supposed to have developed somewher in central Asia

European strains:  Damsons and Greengages

Japanese strains

American strains

pl;um stones found in Neolithic archaeological digs

 

older name for plums is drupe

prune to give shape, take out abny diseased branches or crossed branches

prune in summer after fruiting.

brown rot and bladder plum problems

spray with copper at leaf fall in autumn and first bud in summer

 

pricking a plum skin befoe cooking will hopld the skin intacty and stop splitting.