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French Or Italian

Categories: Fruit Growing

In the prune-growing district around Salem, Oregon, Italian prunes are

grown exclusively for drying purposes. French prunes were considered

worthless. Here in Sutter county, California, a great many French prunes

are grown and we are advised to plant them, but would rather plant the

Italian prune. Which would you advise us to set out in this part of the


The Italian or Fellenberg prune was grown to some extent in California

40 years and abandoned; it was not so sure in bearing as the French, and

it was not the type of prune which we had ambition to excel with. The

prune which we grow as the French is the true prune or plum of Agen. We

should plant it and let the Oregon people have the Italian.