Information about Fruits: Plums or Prunes

About plums or prunes, information about the fruit, production, history and varieties in the world.


Yugoslavia is the leading plum tree producer. Germany and the U.S. are next. California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington are the leading plum-producing States. Sljivovica, a liqueur made from plums, is a chief products in Yugoslavia. In the U.S. it is prunes, California producing the largest amount. Prunes are made by breaking the skin of the plums and then placing the fruit in the sun to dry. This is the best way to keep plums, although they can be canned or made into preserves. They contain a high amount of potassium, some vitamin A, iron, and calcium.

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