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DELICIOUS EATEN FRESH AND WHEN DRIED.
Prunes are plums with high sugar levels that are typically oval in shape and are either freestone or can be dried without the need to remove the pit. As these are European plums they flower later than Japanese plums and so avoid problematic spring frosts. They are later fruiting and can be eaten fresh, dried or bottled. Trees are hardy, resistant to most bacterial diseases and are relatively easy to manage. While most are self fertile they set heavier crops when cross pollinated.