Underwood Plum

$95.00

The Underwood plum is a medium to large plum, weighing about 34g, with an oblong or conic form. The skin is red and moderately thick, with a somewhat tart flavour. The aromatic flesh is golden yellow; tender, sweet and very juicy. These plums are ready for harvest for us around mid-August. They have a relatively long ripening period over a couple of weeks, and also store better than other plums; although they still have a limited fresh storage life. They are excellent for dessert and for jam.

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Description

Full sun, Zone 3

Prunus ‘Underwood’

Pot size #5 (3-5′ whip)

The Underwood plum is a medium to large plum, weighing about 34g, with an oblong or conic form. The skin is red and moderately thick, with a somewhat tart flavour. The aromatic flesh is golden yellow; tender, sweet and very juicy. These plums are ready for harvest for us around mid-August. They have a relatively long ripening period over a couple of weeks, and also store better than other plums; although they still have a limited fresh storage life. They are excellent for dessert and for jam.

Underwood plum originated from the University of Minnesota breeding program where it was originally tested as Minn 9. It was introduced in 1921, making it one of the oldest commercially available cultivars from the program.

Needs another plum for cross-pollination. Canadian or American plum recommended.