Gallo Plum

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Gallo Plum
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular, wispy
Fruit color red
Fruit shape plum, elongated
Fruit size medium
Fruit type paste, canner
Variety type open-pollinated
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Gallo Plum - sliced fruit. 2014-09-07.


Indet. plants with wispy regular leaf foliage. Pepper shaped elongated red fruits with pointed end, 5" long, 3-9 oz. Beautiful meaty dark red flesh, small seed cavities that may be partially hollow. Excellent sweet flavor, great for eating fresh or it makes a great tomato sauce. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Jennifer Hutson, Ontario, Canada 05

Year grown: 2006, 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


Fruit for me tended to be hollow and dry in all years grown. Generally broader and "fatter" than the "Similar Varieties" listed below. Very nice sweet flavor. Probably has the anr antirrhinum gene: Fruit elongated with hollow tip from which epiglotis extends resembling a snapdragon flower. I thought this fruit had better flavor qualities than Opalka but comparatively lacked in production and moisture. Excellent variety for drying. Low seed set.

Seed source:

Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C)

Year grown: 1999, 2000, 2002



  • Gallo Plum was sent to Craig LeHoullier in a substantial National Gardening Association-initiated seed swap in 1990 by Charlotte Mullens of West Virginia. Charlotte collected tomatoes from many other gardeners and sent Craig many that he listed in the SSE for the first time, such as Armenian and Giant Syrian (in addition to Gallo Plum).
(Craig's note: I will go through my many letters and try to find any additional info...)

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