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 12, 2013
Innovation drives success of family fruit business
Innovation and new technology keeps the family tradition going for future generations.
Fruit grower Phil Tregunno is proud of being the fourth generation of his family [read more]
AUGUST 19, 2013
Simply Delicious: Ontario peaches
Weather conditions really took a bite out of peaches last year. Although hail storms affected some crops this season, things are looking a lot better. [read more]
AUGUST 16, 2013
Breeding new plum a sweet gig for University of Guelph scientist
It’s a plum gig coming up with new fruit for farmers to grow and people to eat.
Just ask Jay Subramanian, a tree fruit breeder with [read more]
AUGUST 15, 2013
Plums are featured in recipes for crepes, endive and hazelnut salad and soup
Here are some recipes to try using plums.
Plum Crepes With Cardamom and Honey Whipped Cream
These crepes are delicious for breakfast, brunch or dessert. The plums [read more]
ontario plum events
JUNE 19, 2013 - JUNE 19, 2013
Essex Kent Orchard Tour 2013