The Italian Plum is a fantastic, well-rounded tree that always produces a significant amount of extra sweet, dark purple, oval shaped fruit. A key benefit of Italian is that it’s everbearing, meaning the fruit keeps ripening all summer and early fall! Italian also blooms quite late for a plum tree, which is beneficial to avoid late frosts. This makes Italian ideal for colder climates where other plum trees wouldn’t survive. The Italian will stay quite small with proper care, making it easy to keep fresh fruit within arms reach! If you’re interested in a plum tree and have minimal space then Italian is an excellent choice!
What’s great about the Italian Plum Tree?
- Italian is an everbearing fruit tree, meaning that plums continually ripen through the season.
- The Italian tree is extremely low maintenance, just add water and watch your tree take off!
- Blooms quite late to avoid frost damage, making Italian a great choice for both cold and warm regions.
- Very sweet and dark purple fruit stores very well after being picked.
|Cold Hardiness Zones
||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
||-30° F, (-35° C)
||Prunus domestica 'Italian'
|Mature Height (ft.)
||10' - 15'
||Mature Width (ft.)
||8' - 12'
||Late Summer through Fall
||Recommended Spacing (ft.)
||8' - 20'
|Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 7 - 11
||Fall through Spring
||Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 2 - 6
|Optimal Soil Condition
||Acidic - Neutral
||Rich, Very Sweet, Less juicy than most pums