Plums

(Prunus domestica)

Plums are the most popular of all 'stone' fruit to grow, and probably the easiest as well. However, because they flower early in the season - they can be at risk of late frosts and cold wet periods in more northerly and exposed situations resulting in a poor crop. To help to offset that - choose a warm sunny spot in the garden, where the blossom can receive sunshine, and the pollinating insects will gather, and consider one of the later flowering varieties. Many plums are self-fertile, but even they will benefit from hand-pollinating on a dry day if the pollinating insects are not out and about doing foraging.

Plums may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by mankind, as it is not found in the wild, only around human settlements: has been traced to East European and Caucasian mountains, Plum remains have been found in Neolithic age archaeological sites along with olives, grapes and figs.

(despatched between November 2020 and March 2021)

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Plum - Angelina Burdett

Prunus domestica 'Angelina Burdett'

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  • Type: Culinary
  • Pollination Group: B - self fertile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September

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Plum - Belle de Louvain

Plum - Belle de Louvain

Prunus domestica 'Belle de Louvain'

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  • Type: Culinary
  • Pollination Group: B - self fertile
  • Pick: August
  • Use: August

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Plum - Blue Tit

Prunus domestica 'Blue Tit'

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  • Type: Dual Purpose
  • Pick: August
  • Use: August

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Plum - Coe's Golden Drop

Prunus domestica 'Coe's Golden Drop'

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  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination: Self sterile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September

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Plum - Czar

Prunus domestica 'Czar'

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  • Type: Dual Purpose
  • Pollination Group: B - self fertile
  • Pick: August
  • Use: August

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Plum - Edwards

Plum - Edwards

Prunus domestica 'Edwards'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dual Purpose
  • Pollination Group: B - self fertile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September

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Plum - Giant Prune

Plum - Giant Prune

Prunus domestica 'Giant Prune'

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  • Type: Culinary
  • Pollination Group: C - self fertile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September

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Plum - Herman

Prunus domestica 'Herman'

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  • Type: Dual Purpose
  • Pick: August
  • Use: August

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Plum - Kirke's

Prunus domestica 'Kirke's'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination: Self sterile
  • Pick: August
  • Use: August

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Plum - Laxton's Cropper

Plum - Laxton's Cropper

Prunus domestica 'Laxton's Cropper'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Culinary
  • Pollination Group: B - self fertile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September

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Plum - Laxton's Delicious

Plum - Laxton's Delicious

Prunus domestica 'Laxton's Delicious'

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  • Type: Dual Purpose
  • Pollination Group: B - partially self fertile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September

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Plum - Marjorie's Seedling

Plum - Marjorie's Seedling

Prunus domestica 'Marjorie's Seedling'

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  • Type: Dual Purpose
  • Pollination Group: C - self fertile
  • Pick: October
  • Use: October

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Plum - Mirabelle de Nancy

Prunus cerasifera 'Mirabelle de Nancy'

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