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Re: [nafex] Italian Plum

In India, Italian is a prune variety.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
Horticultural Consultant on Lesser Known Indian Fruits
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Olenio" <tolenio@sentex.net>
To: <nafex@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 5:40 PM
Subject: [nafex] Italian Plum

> Hello,
> I was at a small nursery yesterday and was looking at the plum trees.
They had two varieites 1) Stanley, and 2) Italian.  The Stanley's had good
> lateral branching, but the ones labeled Italian just seemed to be a huge
whips, 1" diameter trunk, and about 8' tall.  Is this normal behavior for an
> Italian plum?
> I am looking for a good black or red plum that will be hardy in Canadain
hardiness zone 6a.  Both of the above are blue plums.
> I had to laugh at how poorly the fruits were labeled.  One tree just had a
siingle tag which read "apple".  Those that did have labels had no
> information regarding growth habit, or fruit quality.
> Fruit is becoming a smaller and smaller niche in the nurseries.  This
should help bolster the nurseries that deal exclusively in fruit, but it is
> real shame.
> Thanks,
> Tom
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Canada
> Hardiness Zone 6a
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