Prune 'Early Italian (Richards)'
Fiber pots available from winter to early spring. Check with your local store for current availability.
Cold hardy tree produces dark purple prunes in late summer. Self-fruiting, and will help pollinize other nearby prune varieties. Richly sweet fruit is traditionally used in cuisine, canning, or drying.
Semi-dwarf tree grown on Citation rootstock. Can be maintained at 8'-10' with summer pruning.
We pot our bareroot fruit trees in plantable fiber (pulp) pots. They make for easy planting and protect new roots so they don't break or dry out. Read On: How to Plant a Pulp Pot.
Shop our full selection of bareroot fruit trees in stores. Read on: List of Fruit Tree Varieties
- Landscape Size: 12'-18' tall, 12'-18' width
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Water Needs: Moderate
- Sunset Zone: 2-12, 14-18
- Growth Habit: Columnar
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Attributes: Deciduous, Attracts Birds, Edible Fruit, Fruiting, Cold Hardy
These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.
Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.
Green Thumb Guide
Prefers enriched soil with good drainage. Establish good structure when young and keep pruned. In summer, prune to keep tree to a manageable size. Estimated chilling time of 800 hours below 45°F.