A plum is a fruit of the subgenus Prunus of the genus Prunus. The subgenus is distinguished from other subgenera (peaches, cherries, bird cherries, etc.) in the shoots having terminal bud and solitary side buds (not clustered), the flowers in
groups of one to five together on short stems, and the fruit having a groove running down one side and a smooth stone (or pit).
Mature plum fruit may have a dusty-white waxy coating that gives them a glaucous appearance. This is an epicuticular wax coating and is known as "wax bloom". Dried plum fruits are called "dried plums" or prunes, although, in many countries, prunes are a distinct type of dried plum having a wrinkled appearance (Li hing mui for instance).
|4598||Plum, Methley||3 Gallon||Self-fertile. Japanese Plum, fruit is sweet and juicy. Red to purple color.|
|4599||Plum, Santa Rosa||3 Gallon||Juicy, tangy and flavorful plum. Reddish purple skin, amber flesh with tinges of red. 300 Chill Hours. Self-Fruitful.|
|4600||Plum, Weeping Santa Rosa (SPRING)||3 Gallon||Weeping form of the world famous Santa Rosa plum. The tree is a self-fertile semi-dwarf, grows 8-10 feet high. Fruit ripens late July. 400 Chill hours.|