Plum - Imperial Epineuse

Imperial Epineuse Plum

Prunus domestica
Imperial Epineuse is a late dessert plum which can also be used for drying

Origin: France 1870

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

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Imperial Epineuse 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 Imperial Epineuse

Imperial Epineuse plum was originally found near Clairac in the Lot Valley, France c 1870. Taken to the USA in 1883 where it was introduced commercially in 1893.

Medium large, red, oval fruit. Greenish yellow flesh. Rich sweet flavour. Very good as a dessert plum but also good for drying.

Vigorous tree. Fairly good cropping.



Main characteristics of Imperial Epineuse

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  E Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Special features Good for Drying

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  ValorVerity
Other names  Clairac Mammoth, Belle Epinese