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PEMBINA PLUM
Prunus nigra x P. salicina 'Pembina'

Fruit: -5 cm (2 in.);
-matures in late August and early September;
-flesh is orange-gold, soft, juicy, and sweet;
-skin is dark red with heavy bluish bloom; thick sour and astringent;
-very good for fresh eating;
-fair for jam;
-fair for canning.

Pollination: There is considerable confusion about Hybrid plum requirements but it is known that the native Canada Plum is an effective pollinizer.

Tree: Upright, spreading, vase shaped.

Hardy: To zone 2.

Comments: This tree has been one of the prairie standards since the late 1920's. It is still among the best of the large dessert plums.

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