Imperial Epineuse prune plum tree was brought to us from Clairac, the great prune district of France. The Imperial plum was eventually introduced in the States by Felix Gillett of Nevada City, CA in 1883. The Imperial prune plum tree produces large, delicious prunes which can be dried without the lye dip required for other varieties. Imperial prunes are also great eating fresh out of hand. The Imperial prune tree requires a pollinizer. For further information on the Imperial Epineuse plum see below for assistance selecting this bare root plum tree for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations Imperial Prune Plum
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1870's
Storage: A few weeks
Rootstock: Mariana (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.