Organic plum production is affected by a variety of factors: unmarketable cultivar characteristics (flavour, soluble solids content, stone adherence), reduced storage, small size and low resistance to fungal diseases and Plum Pox Virus (PPV).

The work proposes a list of robust cultivars suitable for plum organic orchards establishment.

Choosing the best height/size plum cultivars will give a stable yield of high-quality and good flavour fruits harvested in prolonged periods from August to November and suitable for fresh consumption. The work gives practical recommendations.

Radek Vávra, Jiří Kaplan, Tomáš Jan