Over the past few years, th cultivation of plum has seen a huge change. Now innovation is no longer something outlandish but a fact. What is positive about it?


  • The range is wider, in the late-ripening segment in particular
  • PPV-tolerant varieties, no fruit symptoms
  • Stable yields 

In the market, a constant production of quality is particularly important if you want to be successful. Quality criteria are:


  • Fruit size
  • Sugar
  • Blue fruit
  • Pittability


The flat-topped tree and spindle planting systems fulfil these requirements, depending upon the location, variety and the manager's cultivation method. The decisive economic parameters in future will be a variety that consumers and traders have a demand for plus low production costs per kg of fruit harvested.


Planting densitiy for new facilities with new plum varieties.

1. slow-growing*
Flat-topped tree
Planting distance in m
4.5 x 3.3
4.0 x 2.5
Trees per ha (x 0.9)

*Location and varieties like Katinka, Hanita, Cacak Schöne, Cacak Fruchtbare, Topper, Presenta.

1. fast-growing*
Flat-topped tree Spindle
Planting distance in m
5.0 x 3.8 4.3 x 2.8
Trees per ha (x 0.9) 474


*Location and varieties like Fellenberg, Hauszwetsche, Elena.

Plum - pruning pattern chart

Fruit woodcut

Long Katinka, Felsina
Short Cacak Schöne, Cacak Fruchtbare, Top, Topper, Jojo, Presenta
A little / conservative
Fellenberg, Hauszwetsche, Valjevka, Elena