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
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]
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Advancing Tree Fruit and Fresh Grape Sectors in Canada
For Immediate Release
VINELAND, Ontario, November 10, 2014 – A new research program is focusing on changing and improving the product mix for Ontario [read more]
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Harper Government Invests to Introduce New Tender Fruit and Fresh Grape Varieties
November 10, 2014 – Vineland Station, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Member of Parliament Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry [read more]