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French Improved Prune

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Item #405.
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Container Size: #3

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USDA ZONES: 6-9 Outdoors
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

French Improved Prune is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.


Prunus domestica

The Improved French has a dark reddish-purple skinand dark amber flesh that is super sweet. The Improved French is California's leading prune. It makes scrumptious desserts and also can be canned or dried to enjoy year-round.

Fruit Color:
August - September
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:

20' height with 12' spread.

Years to Bear:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
Chill Hours:
700 - 800
Size & Spacing

20' height with 12' spread.

Plant 15' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care

Plant plum trees in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Avoid planting in low areas where frost may settle, as the frost will damage your trees. Be sure to water the young trees heavily every week during the first growing season to help promote growth. Then, water regularly. Plum trees are widely adapted, more compact, require less treatment than most fruit trees, and are beautiful in bloom. Thinning plum trees is important to prevent branches breaking under the weight of the fruit. The best time for pruning is usually Spring for young trees and mid-Summer for established ones.

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