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 03, 2015
Tart Cherries in Pails Available on July 17 - Read for store details
Find Tart Cherries in Pails at the following retailers:
•Coppa’s Fresh Market
•Costco (Ontario and Quebec)
•Your Independent Grocer
•Real Canadian Superstore
MAY 15, 2015
The bloom is back and a little early
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — Ontario’s tender fruit and produce farmers, grocers large and small and everyone in between gathered together on Thursday for the second year in [read more]
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]