Plums range in shape and flavours vary from sweet to slightly tart. Ontario plums are either of Japanese or European descent. All are fine for eating, with the European prune types also well suited to cooking.
Yellow and red plums are descended from Japanese plums; the blue plums and blue prunes are forms of European plums.
The Early Golden variety is Ontario's most popular yellow plum, followed closely by the Shiro. Both are round, firm-fleshed with yellow skin. Major red varieties are Burbank, Ozark Premier and Vanier.
Popular eating plums are Bluefre, California Blue, Valor (medium to large size, blue skin, bright yellow flesh), Voyageur (smaller, yellow flesh, purple skin) Verity, Veeblue and Victory (dark purple skin, orange flesh).
ontario plum news
AUGUST 25, 2014
Ontario Pears Are Now In Stores!
Ontario Bartlett Pears are now available in grocery stores and at local Farmers' Markets! Get them while they last and check out our recipe page [read more]
AUGUST 24, 2014
Coronation Grapes Now Available!
Ontario Coronation Grapes are now available at your local grocery stores and Farmers' Markets! It's a great crop this year! Get them while they last [read more]
AUGUST 22, 2014
In-Store Sampling on now!
For the next 4 weeks Ontario Tender Fruit will be available for sampling at some of your favourite Grocery Stores in Ontario! Take a look [read more]
JULY 25, 2014
Ontario Peaches hit the stores this week!
Ontario Peaches are now available in stores and at local farmers' markets! Get them now before they are gone, and don't forget to make peaches [read more]