Prunus domesticaLate. Chance seedling, Outremont, Québec, before 1903. Popular plum in Québec and the northern U.S. for many years. Also called Mont-Royal. Discovered near Montréal in the mid-19th century.
Bears abundant annual crops of medium-sized roundish dark purple fruit. Often considered the sweetest of the European plums. The flesh is greenish-yellow, juicy and firm. Use fresh, dried, frozen, canned and in preserves.
Medium-sized tree is open with good crotch angles and requires only moderate pruning. Z3. (3-6' bare-root trees)
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Although European plums are self-pollinating, planting two different varieties will improve pollination. (Will not pollinate hybrid plums.) Mature trees are 15–20', or smaller. Space 20' apart.