I'd like to plant a plum tree (or two, if I need to have two varieties for pollination).
The goal would be to have some fruit for fresh eating, but there's only so many plums you can eat when they're in season. So I'd like to dry them so I can have some home-grown fruit out of season. I've read that there are varieties that are better for prunes (higher sugar content?) but nobody ever gives specific variety recommendations.
It gets cold here (Zone 5b, -10°F winters with lots of snow are typical), so it has to be hardy.
- What are good plum varieties for making prunes that are also hardy to -10°F?
- Where can I find a reputable supplier?
- Will my "prune tree" need a buddy for pollination?