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  • From: Diane Whitehead <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] sweet plum choices?
  • Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:39:43 -0700

It's Italian prune plum season, and we're feasting. All summer I have to answer the kids' question: When are the plums going to be ready?

Now my question: Surely there are some earlier plums that are sweet all through. Summer plums invariably seem to have either sour skins or are sour around the stone. The yellow Japanese plum that is widely grown here is not too bad. Greengage is a bother - I spend a long time thinning, but too many succumb to brown rot.

So - please advise! Early, sweet from skin to stone, disease-resistant.

Diane Whitehead Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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