Plums

Plums

Bare root maidens or two year trees on St Julien A or Pixy rootstocks.

St Julien A rootstock produces bushes or half standards 3.5-4m (12-14 ft) high, and is also suitable for fans.

Pixy is a semi-dwarfing rootstock producing bushes 2.7-3.6 m (9-12 ft) high.

Some of the varieties below require cross pollination; choose a variety with the same or an adjacent flower group (eg. ‘B’ will be pollinated by A, B or C). sf = self-fertile, psf = partially self-fertile, ss = self-sterile. The bullaces and damsons are hardier and thriftier than plums and are rarely troubled by diseases.

See also Damsons and Gages for cross pollination possibilities.

AvalonAugC    psf

Blue Tit

Aug

C

Czar

Aug

D    sf

Dittisham

Aug

     sf

Excalibur

July/Aug

C

Grey

Aug

D    sf

HermanJuly/AugC

Jubilee

August

E    sf

MethleyJuly      sf

Mirabelle de Nancy

Aug

E    psf

Opal

Aug

C    psf

Purple Pershore

Aug

D    sf

Rivers’ Early Prolific (Early Rivers)

July/Aug

C    psf

Violettamid AugD    sf
Warwickshire Drooper

Aug

D    sf

Yellow Egg (Pershore Egg)

Aug

D    sf

Variety

pick/use

flowering

Dittisham Black

Sept

D

Dunster

Aug/Sept

D    sf

HagantaSeptD    sf

Kea

Sept  

D    sf

Landkey Yellow

Sept

D

Manaccan

Sept

D

Red Kea

Sept

D    sf

Thames CrossE SeptC   psf

Victoria

Aug-Sept

C    sf

Variety

pick/use

flowering

Chrislin

Oct

C    sf

GuinevereLate SeptC    sf

Marjories Seedling

Sept-Oct

E    psf

Veritymid SeptD