The most common plum variety grown is European plum, which is primarily turned into preserves and other cooked products. If you want a juicy plum to eat right off the tree, the choice is most likely a Satsuma Japanese plum tree. Click here for more info.
Kosode with blooming Japanese plum trees and circular windows. Period / Date Edo period (1603-1868) 18th century. Medium Paste-resist dyeing (yuzen), embroidery and printed freckled pattern on light-purple silk crepe (chirimen). Museum collection