Growing plum trees is not only rewarding but extremely tasty. Plums are excellent fresh but also make a wonderful jam or jelly. Read here for more information on how to grow a plum tree in your garden.
How to Prune Plum Trees. Plum trees need to be pruned once a year so that they'll retain a healthy shape and produce abundant fruit. The timing is important, since pruning at the wrong time of year can expose the tree to disease.
Smitten Kitchen Marian Burros’ Famous Purple Plum Torte From Elegant but Easy and The Essential New York Times Cookbook, by Smitten. "This is ideal with purple Italian prune plums, but if you can't find them, other plums will do.
Earliblue Prune-Plum from Stark Bro's The easiest plum to grow. This super-hardy variety is one of the first to produce, yielding crops of sweet, juicy plums with purple-blue skin. Ripens in late July. Self-pollinating.