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[nafex] Re: Looking for European plum recommendation

>From what I've researched D'Agen is not freestone.  Is this correct?

Is Mt. Royal freestone or cling?

Is Pearl freestone or cling?  (Although it sounds quite brown rot 

One thing that I'm thinking is that the prunes would have to be split 
to easily go into the food drier, and freestone would be an advantage 
in that case.

Does anyone have any other recommendations, and is scionwood 
available by anyone?


Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex@y..., "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom@h...> wrote:
> I had Pearl for several years, until it died back.  Of all the 
plums I've
> had, it was the worst for disease here in Oregon, where plums can 
usually go
> unsprayed.  So much of the fruit rotted I rarely got more than a 
taste, and
> those were stringy and not that great.  I personally prefer the old 
> D'Agen for sweet, tasty fruit and reliable production.  Mt. Royal 
> actually been quite good here, though.
> -Lon Rombough
> ----------
> >From: Ed & Pat Fackler <rocmdw@a...>
> >To: nafex@y...
> >Subject: Re: [nafex] Looking for European plum recommendation
> >Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2001, 2:19 PM
> >
> >
> >     Mt. Royal may be a better choice is disease resistance (sl. 
brown rot) 
> >is a priority.  Otherwise, Pearl is an excellent choice but will 
> >control for brown rot during a moderate-to-heavy wet spring time 
and early 
> >summer.  Dead ripe, Pearl is similar in flavor to ripe apricot.

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