European Plum
Prunus domestica 'Yellow Egg'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Egg

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Radford, Virginia

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plum has a thick skin and yellow flesh. The tree is hardy and grows vigorously. It is a self-pollinator and fruit ripes in August. Prunes can be made from this variety, too.

Neutral

On Jan 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a yellow self fertile plum that proved a dissapointment to me. It is dry fleshed plum like a Damson. Juicy it is not. It is also very prone to brown rot. Grows and yields well tho. Avoids frost kill better than the Japanese plums. As an eating plum it just does not appeal to me.