Ewing Blue - Zone 4 - Very cold-hardy European plum
Ewing Blue is a large multi-purpose European plum that makes particularly good prunes. A reliable tree producing fruit of excellent quality.
Ewing Blue is a European plum variety with a deep blue colour. The fruit are quite large with excellent flavour. Ewing Blue is a great plum for making prunes and is also very good for canning and fresh eating. Harvest is in early September and like most stone fruit it has a pretty limited fresh storage life.
The Plum Tree
Ewing Blue plum tree is a vigorous grower and reliable producer. It is hardy to zone 4. It will need to be planted along with another european plum, such as Petite Soeur de la Mont-Royal.
Ewing Blue was discovered by Fred Ashworth and Bill Mckentley growing wild behind a church. The details of its history are unknown.
|Height at maturity||4-5 metres (13-16 feet)|
|Spacing||4 metres (12-15 feet)|
|Sun / shade||Full sun|
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|Years to bear fruit||6|
|Latin name||Prunus domestica sp. Ewing Blue|
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