Need Help IDing A Plum Variety Please!

velvet_sparrow(Zone 5b, Gardnerville, NV)May 13, 2012

I've looked and looked online and can't find out what kind these are, not even a picture! I know they exist because I've bought them in the grocery store.

Standard size plum, very dark purple/black skin. The flesh inside is NOT YELLOW OR RED--it is a very dark purple/black and the plum is completely sweet--NOT tart or acidic in the slightest. They are an excellent eating plum and very juicy. Grocery stores tend to simply call them 'Black Plums'. I suspect they are some kind of Italian plum but I'm not sure.

I'd like to plant some but have no idea what the heck they are. Help?

Thanks! :)

Velvet ~:>

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

There are many plums meeting that description. Satsuma is one common one.

Scott

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 9:21AM
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velvet_sparrow(Zone 5b, Gardnerville, NV)

Satsumas look close, but appear too red. The ones I'm looking for are so dark as to be nearly black inside & out. Any other suggestions?

Velvet ~:>

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 12:39PM
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sautesmom

Have you looked at the photos on Dave Wilson?

Carla in Sac

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.davewilson.com/br40/br40_trees/plumPrune.html

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 1:46PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Velvet, if Satsuma is ripened a long time on the tree they look about black. The main way to tell its not Satsuma is not by the color but by the size, they are more like ping pong ball sized which is a bit smaller than the standard modern grocery store plum.

Scott

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 12:17PM
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carolync1(z8/9 CA inland)

In Zone 10, you need to pay attention to the chill requirement for various varieties. You might want to check with a nearby chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 9:48AM
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velvet_sparrow(Zone 5b, Gardnerville, NV)

These are for sure standard size plums and not small, although I may be seeing large examples. Hmm....thanks for the help everyone, and I will check out the rare fruit growers. :)

Velvet ~:>

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 12:34PM
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sautesmom

If you are buying them at the store, you are almost certainly not going to be able to buy a tree--commercial varieties are hard to obtain. Looking at the Dave Wilson commercial site, Black Splendor seems to fit your description.

Carla in Sac

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 5:00PM
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