Availability Autumn – Winter 2016–17
For a full list of the plums, gages and damsons we can supply please see our wholesaler’s catalogue:
St Julien A – moderate: mdn £19.00, bush £23.00; Pixy – semi-dwarfing: mdn £22.00, bush £24. VVA semi-dwarfing; mdn £22.00, bush £24.00.
Fans [on St Julien only] £60.00.
SF =self-fertile; S = St Julien A; P = Pixy; V=VVA
Aylesbury Prune – Po.2 SF Herts 1897. Eat or cook. round and sweet, ripe late August. S maiden.
Blue Tit Po. 3 SF Medium , round, juicy, blue with rich gage flavour, good frost res. recommended for north. mid Aug. S maiden
Blue Violet Damson Po. 3 SF Lancs 1932. Sweet fruit eats raw when ripe as well as cooks, drops from tree mid August. S bush
Cambridge Gage Po.3 SF Small, yellow/green, juicy, prefers a warm site. Fan
Czar Po.3 SF. Hardy reliable plum, good frost and disease res., crops July/August. Dual purpose P, S mdn, bush, Fan
Denniston’s Superb Po. 2 SF Medium yellow fruit, gage-like flavour, heavy, reliable crops, good in north. Late August. S maiden P bush
Early Transparent Gage Po. 4 SF. Rich greengage flavour; heavy crop may need thinning, compact growth. August. S bushP bush
Farleigh Damson Po.3 PSF Small fruit, good quality, good in north, densely twiggy so good for hedging. Mid Sept. S bush
Herman Po. 2 SF. Excellent early dessert plum, 1 week before Czar and better flavour. Purple. Swedish, hardy. S bush Fan
Jefferson Po.1 USA. Hardy tree, suits north. Excellent quality fruit, very sweet. Needs early pollinator like Dennistons. early August. P bush
King of the Damsons Po.2 SF. Notts 1880. A.k.a. Bradleys King. Large fruit, regular cropper, mid-Sept P mdn & VVA mdn bush
Marjorie’s Seedling Po. 5SF Cook or eat late plum ripening late September. Good quality purple fruit. Late flowering but self fertile so no problem. S, P, Fan
Merryweather Damson Po. 3 SF Large Notts. damson, fair/good flavour, heavy, precocious, regular crops, sweeter than most, Sep Sja mdn; VVA mdn & bush.
Methley Po.1 SF. One of the best Japanese plums – Prunus salicina – small, sweet; red flesh and juice, mild flavour. Not for frost pockets. Early August. S bush
Opal Po. 3 PSF Medium, red/purple skin; gold, firm flesh, good flavour, dense moderate tree. Late July/Aug S bush Fan
Oullins Golden Gage Po. 4 SF Yellow skin & flesh, tasty but not a true gage, dual purpose, fairly healthy and good in north. Excellent for preserves or freezing. Can be picked early for cooking.Aug. PS bush Fan
Old Greengage Po. 3 PSF. Excellent flavour, moderate crops, green fruit S,P,V mdn bush Fan
Shropshire Prune Damson Po. 4 SF Best damson flavour, moderate but reliable crops, traditional hedgerow tree in some areas. Mid Sept. P bush Fan
Stella’s Star Po.3 Small but numerous fruits, ripens early August, eat or cook, precocious. Green fruit turn slightly yellow when ripening. Sja mdn.
Sweet Prune Damson Po.3 SF. Traditional German ‘Hauszwetche’ for plum cake and eating fresh. Ripens Mid-September. VVA mdn
Victoria Po. 3 SF Eats, cooks, preserves well; heavy yield –may need thinning or support; good pollinator; Aug/Sep S, P, V mdn bush Fan
Warwickshire Drooper Po. 2 SF. cooker/eater, large yellow fruit; heavy, regular crops, weeping tree. Fermented to ‘Plum Jerkum’ is said to ‘leave the head clear while paralyzing the legs’. S, P mdn, bush.