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Plum, Gage, Mirabelle, Damson and Bullace Cultivars
   

Trees are supplied on St Julien 'A' (semi vigorous) or Pixy (dwarfing) rootstock. Trees grown on St Julien 'A' are suitable for medium to large gardens, and orchards. Trees on Pixy rootstock are more suited to smaller gardens..

Many of the varieties offered here are self-fertile. However, all cultivars listed will benefit greatly from having an additional pollinator of the same or adjacent pollination group. The month refers to harvesting/eating period.

Barerooted trees (supplied December 2016-April 2017)
  Unit Price (euro)
1 tree 2 trees 3-9 trees 10-49 trees 50-199 trees 200 trees+
Damson/Bullace maidens (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
24.00
22.00
20.00
18.00
15.70
12.90
Damson/Bullace 2 yr (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
29.00
27.00
24.70
22.60
P.O.A.
15.70
Damson/Bullace 3 yr (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
36.00
32.00
29.00
26.50
P.O.A.
P.O.A.
Mirabelle maidens (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
24.00
22.00
20.00
18.00
15.70
P.O.A.
Mirabelle 2 yr (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
29.00
27.00
24.70
22.60
P.O.A.
P.O.A.
Mirabelle 3 yr (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
36.00
32.00
29.00
26.50
P.O.A.
P.O.A.
Plum/Gage maidens (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
24.00
22.00
20.00
18.00
14.50
12.90
Plum/Gage 2 yr (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
29.00
27.00
24.70
22.60
P.O.A.
P.O.A.
Plum/Gage 3 yr (St Julien A/Pixy rootstocks)
36.00
32.00
29.00
26.50
P.O.A.
P.O.A.

 

Damsons

Aylesbury  Prune  (NEW)                                            
Sweet damson of plum eating quality. Suitable for eating fresh or cooking. Developed in Buckinghamshire England c1997. Late August to early September. Self fertile.

Blue Violet                                                  
Sweet and very early damson of plum quality. Suitable for eating fresh or cooking. Originates in Westmoreland in Cumbria, England. Mid to late August. Self fertile.

Delma                                                  
Early  but sweet damson suitable for eating fresh or cooking. Discovered growing wild in southern England in 1997 but now recognised as a distinct variety. Late August/early September. Self fertile.
St Julian A rootstock only

Farleigh Damson                           
Small with blue-black bloom. Extremely reliable. Normally used for cooking but can be eaten fresh if fully ripe. Kent 1820. Self fertile.
Prolific and vigorous, good on difficult sites. The most reliable damson. Mid September. Self fertile. Pixy and St Julien A rootstocks

Hauszwetsche (Sweet Prune)                           
German variety famous for plum cake and fresh eating. Mid September. Self fertile.
St Julien A rootstock only

Shropshire Prune                               
Small hedgerow damson usually used for cooking but very sweet when ripe. Originates Shropshire 17th Century. Mid September. Self fertile.
Pixy and St Julien A rootstocks

All varieties available November

 

Bullaces
           
Shepherd's Bullace                                                  
Small fruit similar to but slightly more acid than a damson. Generally used for cooking. Very tough and hardy, good in hedges.October. Self fertile.

Available November

 

Mirabelles

Mirabelles are midway between the plum and damson, of damson size, and generally very sweet. Can be used for eating fresh or cooking. All varieties listed are available on Pixy rootstock (dwarfing) and also on St Julien A (semi-vigorous)
           
Countess (NEW)                             
Dark red with yellow-red flesh. Juicy and very sweet. Excellent eating quality. August. Partially self fertile. Pollination group 1/2

de Nancy                                                  
Yellow orange with green tinges. Small fruit. Very hardy. France 16th century. Mid to late September. Partially self fertile. Pollination group 1/2.

Golden Sphere                                                 
Large yellow almost translucent fruit with golden sweet flesh. Early to mid September. Partially self fertile. Pollination group 1/2.

Gypsy                          
Large bright red fruit with ornage flesh. Very sweet. Early to mid September
. Partially self fertile. Pollination group 1/2

Ruby                               
The largest of the mirabelles with peach-like flavour and red flesh. Upright in habit. Mid-late September. Partially self fertile. Pollination group 1/2

All varieties available November but limited supply, please order early

 

Plums and Gages

Avalon                                           
Eater. Large red plum. Sweet fruit. Strong tree. Bristol 1980. Mid August. Pollination group 2.

Blaisdon Red                                           
Cooking plum, sometimes eaten fresh when fully ripe. Large red fruit, good for jam. Very disease resistant and hardy. Vigorous tree, heavy cropper. Gloucestershire. Mid August. Self fertile. Pollination group 3.

Cambridge Gage                                           
Eater. Small yellow fruit, juicy with good flavour. Reliable cropper but prefers warm sheltered site. Cambridgeshire 1927. Late August. Partially self fertile (will do better with a pollinator). Pollination group 3.

Coe's Golden Drop                                            
Eater. Large golden gage. Very sweet and juicy. Exquisite taste with hint of apricot flavour. Eratic cropper but can do well in a sunny sheltered garden. Keeps for several weeks after picking. Suffolk 18th Century. October. Pollination group 2.

Denniston's Gage                                            
The most reliable gage. Sweet flesh. Yellow/green, sometimes with red flush. Disease resistant and hardy. USA 19th Century. Late August. Self fertile. Pollination group 2.

Edda                                            
Hardy plum from Sweden (1950) Blue skin with yellow flesh. Excellent flavour. Late July to early August. Not self fertile. Pollination group 3.

Gordon Castle                                     
Very hardy plum from Scotland. Sweet yellow-green fruit. Eater. September. Self fertile. Pollination group 3.

Guinevere    NEW                         
.Large purple/black fruit. Heavy cropper. . One of the tastiest late plums. Late September/early October. Self fertile (pollination group 3).
Kent 2000.

Haganta    NEW                     
.Large dark blue fruit with golden flesh. Freestone. Lovely scent and excellent flavour. September. Self fertile (pollination group 3). Germany 2005.

Herman                                     
Hardy plum from Norway (1970). Blue/black with golden flesh. Similar in appearance to Czar but tastier. July. Self fertile. Pollination group 2.

Jubilee                                   
Hardy plum from Sweden (1985). Exceptional flavour, similar to Victoria but larger and earlier. Nice compact tree. Self fertile. Pollination group 3.
Our most popular plum in 2013/14.

Kirke's Blue                            
Large purple/blue Plum. Juicy and sweet with excellent flavour. Reputedly good for drying. Bedford 1906. Early September. Hardy and very prolific. Not self fertile. Pollination group 3.

Marjorie's Seedling                            
Large purple plum. Hardy, disease resistant and very reliable. Very sweet when fully ripe. Excellent flavour. Berkshire 1912. Late August. Self fertile. Pollination group 3.

Opal                           
Medium sized red/purple plum. Hardy and very reliable. Excellent flavour. Late July to early August. Self fertile. Sweden 1925. Pollination group 3.

Oullin's Golden Gage                         
Large golden fruit suitable for eating fresh or cooking. France 1860. Mid August. Self fertile. Pollination group 4. Vigorous.

Reine Claude de Bavay                            
Medium sized green gage with yellow flesh. Possibly the hardiest of the dessert gages. Makes compact tree. Belgium 1832. September. Self fertile. Pollination group 2.

Rivers' Early Prolific  NEW                        
Early eating plum. Hertfordshire c1820. Fruit small but heavy cropping. Late July. Self fertile. Pollination group 2.

Stella's Star                            
Early hardy gage suitable for eating or cooking. Medium sized fruit green turning yellow when fully ripe. August. Self fertile. Pollination group 3.

Violetta                           
Hardy plum from Sweden (1990). Blue with with sweet yellow flesh. Compact tree. Heavy cropper. August. Self fertile. Pollination group 3.

Yellow Pershore                             
Large dual purpose plum. Reliable and good disease resistance. Worcester 19th Century. August. Self fertile. Pollination group 2.

Warickshire Drooper                             
Large dual purpose plum. Large yellow fruit. Very reliable cropper. Gloucester 1920. September. Self fertile. Drooping speading habit. Very ornamental - makes excellent feature tree. Pollination group 2.

Willingham                           
Small yellow/green gage. Good cropping and excellent flavour. Cambridge. August. Self fertile. Pollination group 3.

 

Most varieties available November but please check before ordering

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