“The largest plum fruits are Japanese plums. Sweet-tart and very juicy, they generally are eaten fresh rather than dried. Japanese plums flower in very early spring and can be damaged by late frosts. These trees also grow to 15 feet tall but are more wide spreading than European plums.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to pre-order your copy of the book.