Grenville plum tree - Mild and sweet plum in zone 3
The Grenville fruit tree is hardy to zone 3 and gives red-orange plums with golden flesh. It is mild and sweet, delicious.
Grenville is a large plum of on average 5 cm in diameter, it is a very pretty orange-red plum. The flesh is golden, sweet, mild and very pleasant, although a bit fibrous. Depending on your location, the harvest will be between Late-August and Early-September.
Grenville plum tree is a hybrid and must be pollinated by a Prunus nigra in order to set a great amount of fruit. Grenville is generally a biennal bearer. The location (zone and soil) is very influential on the tree. In colder areas, expect the tree to stay smaller. About average bearing, it can vary, depending on location and season, from 2 to 68 Kg by tree!
The Grenville plum tree was selected in 1932 and then introduced in 1941 by the Horticultural Division of the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. Grenville is a cross between Prunus salicina 'Burbank' and Prunus nigra.
|Height at maturity||3 metres (10 feet)|
|Spacing||4 metres (12-15 feet)|
|Sun / shade||Full sun|
|Flowering||Early to Mid-May|
|Harvest||Late-August to Early-September|
|Average fruit weight|
|Fruit color||Orange and Red skin / Golden yellow flesh|
|Years to bear fruit||6|
|Latin name||Prunus sp. Grenville (Prunus salicina Burbank x Prunus nigra)|
|Average diameter of fruit||5 cm|
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