Geographic origin: Caucasus and Near East, introduced into France at the time of the Crusades.
Adult size: Height up to 7 metres.
Type of soil: All.
Climate: Hardy to -17°C.
Position: Full sun.
Pollinators: Reine Claude de Bavay, golden Reine Claude.
Characteristis and uses: Widespread in our gardens, the plum tree is adorned with lovely white flowers at the start of the spring. These form on the previous year’s branches, so be careful not to over prune.
The plum tree is particularly susceptible to various diseases and must be closely watched after the flowers appear.
The plum tree President has large dark red fruits, with firm yellow juicy flesh. The fruit is ready to pick by the end of September. This vigorous plum tree is quite productive and is quick to start fruiting.