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Blue Imperatrice Plum

Prunus domestica
A small late season purple dessert plum

Origin: Europe

Pollination:  Blue Imperatrice is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Blue Imperatrice Plum Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Blue Imperatrice

An old variety the origins of which are somewhat confused as several varietieties of this name have existed since the 18th Century. First received at RHS Wisley, UK in 1905.

Medium small, oval, dark purple fruit with a bloom. Used as a dessert variety.

No reliable information is currently available on either fertility or cropping.



Main characteristics of Blue Imperatrice

Use Dessert
Colour Purple
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Small
Season of use  L Sep


Pollination date  28
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Other names  Empress, Late Red Imperial, Late Violet, Red Imperial, Red Magnum Bonum, Violet Empress