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
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]
JULY 18, 2014
Ontario Tart Cherries in Pails are Now Available
Ontario Tart Cherries in pails are now available. Quantities are limited so they won't last long![read more]
JULY 15, 2014
Ontario Yellow Plums Now Available in Stores!
Ontario Yellow Plums are starting to arrive in stores! Get them while they last!
JULY 15, 2014
Ontario Tender Fruit Season Is About To Kick-off
Big season ahead for peaches, nectarines, pears, plums and grapes
For immediate release
Niagara, ON, July 15, 2014 – Ontario tender fruit and fresh grape growers are [read more]
ontario plum events
AUGUST 09, 2014 - AUGUST 10, 2014
Niagara-On-The-Lake Peach Celebration
It's a two day Peach celebration as Niagara-on-the-Lake pays tribute to the growers and those who promote fresh peaches![read more]
AUGUST 22, 2014 - AUGUST 24, 2014
Winona Peach Festival
The Winona Peach Festival is a group of 20 community churches, sports and service organizations who put together a great weekend of fun for all [read more]