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
APRIL 01, 2015
Fruit Tracker | Fruit and Vegetable Magazine Article
Read this great article on Fruit Tracker from Fruit and Vegetable Magazine by clicking this link.[read more]
MARCH 20, 2015
Adapting to consumer tender-fruit wants
It’s a plum job.
Michael Kauzlaric is on the hunt for tender-fruit growers looking to diversify their orchards by adding plum, nectarine or apricot trees bred [read more]
DECEMBER 10, 2014
Tender Fruit Research Receives Funding
A University of Guelph professor will play a leading role in a new research project designed to strengthen Ontario’s fruit industry. Through the Vineland [read more]
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Grant to help with earlier varieties of fruit
By Don Fraser, QMI Agency
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:06:46 EST PM
A federal grant will help researchers develop Ontario tender fruit varieties that can be [read more]
ontario plum events
JUNE 26, 2015 - JUNE 27, 2015
Country Music Concert, BBQ & Cider Festival
Friday June 26th, 2015 | Gates Open 5:30 pm - 9 pm / Close 10:30 pm
Saturday [read more]
AUGUST 07, 2015 - AUGUST 09, 2015
Niagara on the Lake Peach Festival
AUGUST 28, 2015 - AUGUST 30, 2015
Winona Peach Festival