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Question: plum tree

congratulations for the site I would like to have some information on the old varieties of plum tree. thank you in advance


Ancient varieties plum tree: Answer: plum tree

Dear User,

Thank you for contacting us about the old varieties of plum, through the section of the Expert of Gardening.it

The plum tree (Prunus Domestica) is an arboreal plant native to Asia and is cultivated to obtain fruits. There are 2 groups of plum trees: Sino-Japanese and European.

Generally it reaches heights of 8-10 meters, the crown is rounded.

The leaves are lanceolate, with finely serrated margins, dark green in color with a lower page that has a thick hair. The flowers are generally white in color, bloom in spring and will give life to the rounded fruits of a color varying from yellow to intense purple which are used for fresh consumption, for drying and jams.

With regard to old varieties of Sino-Japanese plum, we remember the var. Laroda (1954), Morettini (1946); Shiro (1889); instead regarding the varieties of European plums we remember the var. Bluefre (1947), Rhuth Gerstetter (1932).

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