Plum comes from lands of the lower Danube, Persia, Armenia and the Caucasus. Syrian cultivations, around Damascus, achieved great fame. Also through the Greeks and Romans plums came down to us, although the Romans only had started cultivating years later. Authentic plum (Prunus domestica) has several names in several regions and belongs to Rosaceae family, that are also part the cherry, the apricot and peach trees. The Plum is so varied, that in 1864 over a hundred and fifty different species were already known and cultivated.