This very large and sweet, dark purple Plum is great for fresh eating, preserves, canning and drying. Brooks was the main variety in Oregon's dried plum industry and makes superior, very large, dried prunes, great for baking and for nutritious mid winter snacks.
Latin Name:Prunus x domestica
Site and Soil:Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription:A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10'-12' in height or less.
Pollination Requirements:Brooks is is partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety for best crops.
Hardiness:Plums are hardy to minus 30°F.
Bearing Age:2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity:10-12 ft. in height.
Pests & Diseases:Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
Sunset Western Zone:2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone:Not stated