Vanier plum tree
Prunus salicina 'Vanier'
- Gardening skill: Average
- Picking season: Late
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Pollination group: 1
Vanier is a popular sweet red Japanese plum which can be harvested over a long period.
Vanier japanese plums for sale
1Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
2Full-size 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
Vanier is a bright red Japanese plum with firm juicy yellow flesh
Vanier is one of the latest-ripening of the Japanese plums, the plums should be ready in late August to early September. Unusually among plums the flavor improves a week or so after picking.
How to grow
Vanier produces a vigorous upright tree which fruits from an early age.
The tree will readily over-crop, which can lead to branches breaking under the weight of plums. If necessary thin the fruitlets aggressively in June, this will also improve the size of the remaining plums.
The plums ripen over an extended period, which is ideal for the backyard grower.
Vanier is not self-fertile, but is readily pollinated by most other Japanese plums - apart from Early Golden and Shiro.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Vanier was developed in the 1980s at the Vineland Research Station in Ontario, Canada.
- Gardening skillAverage
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Pollination group1
- Pollinating othersGood
- Bearing regularityRegular
- Picking seasonLate
- UsesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
- Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
- General resistanceAverage
- Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
- Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
- Country of originCanada
- Period of origin1950 - 1999
- Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
- Fruit colorRed
- Fruit sizeAverage