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Fruit tree comparisons


Plum tree
Empress

Empress, also known as Blue Imperatrice, is a very late season European plum with a notably sweet flavor.
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Growing


Plum tree
Empress
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group5
Pollinating othersAverage
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Using


Plum tree
Empress
Picking seasonVery late
UsesDual purpose
Drying
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
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Disease resistance


Plum tree
Empress
General resistanceGood
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Climate


Plum tree
Empress
Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
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Identification


Plum tree
Empress
Period of origin1700 - 1749
Fruit colorBlue - dark
Purple - light
Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
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