Prunus domestica ‘President’ – European Plum – 7-Gallon
President is a large blue-purple plum selected at the start of the 20th century at Rivers Nursery, in Hertfordshire, England. It’s notable for its very large size, and for a long-time was one of the latest-ripening plums, providing fresh fruit at a time when most other plums were finished. This and its versatility for eating fresh or culinary use meant that it rapidly became popular, and is found in many old gardens and orchards throughout England. The tree grows with a distinct upright compact shape, and is quite vigorous. ‘President’ can produce heavy crops which may require thinning to prevent its brittle wood from snapping.