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ROOTSTOCKS Trees are supplied on rootstocks best suited to the form and variety of tree offered and able to thrive in a wide range of soil and weather conditions. Plums are normally supplied on St. Julien A, which is particulary good if conditions are less than ideal, or on Pixy, which is a more dwarfing stock. The rootstock will be marked on the plant label.

POLLINATION Many plums do not require pollinators, those which do not are indicated in the plant description. To select a pollinator choose another variety of plum in the same group, previous group or following group (a table showing this is in our Plum Pollination Guide).

PLANTING DISTANCE Bushes 12-15ft (3.7-4.6m) apart. Half standards 15-18ft (4.6-5.5m) apart. Full standard 25-30ft (7.6-9.1m) apart. For Pixy rootstock the planting distance can be reduced by 4ft (1.2m).

HALF STANDARD, BUSH, FULL STANDARD and MINARETTES Available for collection from the Garden Centre.

MAIDEN TREES These are young trees suitable for growing into bush, half standard and fan-trained forms.

FAN AND ESPALIER TREES For best results we recommend buying maidens and training them.


PLUM, AVALON (Prunus domestica Avalon). Season of Use: Mid Aug. Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

An excellent dessert plum, large and round to oval in shape with deep red-purple colour. Good flavour, sweet and juicy. Raised in Kent 1985. Partially self-fertile but will crop better with a pollinator.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3 (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95



PLUM, CZAR (Prunus domestica Czar). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Early Aug Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Medium sized round or oval purple plum, good flavour. Flesh yellow-green, very juicy, good cropper, hardy. Does particularly well if trained on a sunny wall. Bred by Thomas Rivers in Hertfordshire in 1871, a cross between Prince Englebert and Early Prolific and named in honour of the Russian Emperor who was visiting at the time.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Br
21.95
 Half Std.
 St. Julien A Br
26.95



PLUM, EARLY TRANSPARENT GAGE (Prunus domestica Early Transparent Gage). Season of Use: Aug Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Medium sized yellow fruits spotted red, melting, very sweet golden flesh, exceptional flavour. Reliable, regular cropper. Suitable for most parts of the United Kingdom. Raised in Hertfordshire in 1866.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95



PLUM, EXCALIBUR (Prunus domestica Excalibur). Season of Use: Late July Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Go to Top of Page

New, very prolific, red-fruited variety, very large, excellent quality, sweet and juicy, similar to Victoria. Strong growing tree.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3 (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95



PLUM, FARLEIGH DAMSON (Prunus insititia Farleigh Damson). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Mid-late Sept Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Go to Top of Page

Small oval blue-black fruit, good damson flavour, prolific cropper. Very hardy and most likely to crop regularly in northern districts. Raised in Kent in 1820.
Pollination: Group 1. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Br
21.95
 Maiden
 St. Julien A Pg
24.99
 Bush
 St. Julien A Pg
34.99



PLUM, FARLEIGH DAMSON (Prunus insititia Farleigh Damson). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Mid-late Sept Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Go to Top of Page

Small oval blue-black fruit, good damson flavour, prolific cropper. Very hardy and most likely to crop regularly in northern districts. Raised in Kent in 1820.
Pollination: Group 1. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Br
21.95
 Maiden
 St. Julien A Pg
24.99
 Bush
 St. Julien A Pg
34.99



PLUM, JUBILEE (Prunus domestica Jubilaeum). Season of Use: Mid Aug Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

New variety which is acclaimed a true improvement on Victoria with high yeilds of larger, uniform fruit, succulent, sweet and juicy yellow flesh and attractive red skin. Perfect dessert plum which also cooks well. Very hardy and reliable, excellent disease resistance.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3 (click here for more details).

PLUM, JUBILEE (Prunus domestica Jubilaeum)
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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
18.95
 Maiden
 St. Julien A Pg
24.99



PLUM, MARJORIE'S SEEDLING (Prunus domestica Marjorie's Seedling). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Late Sept - early Oct Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Large oval blue-black plums. Juicy yellow flesh of good flavour. Very good cropper, vigorous. If refrigerated after picking the fruit can keep for up to a month. Raised in Staffordshire in 1912 by Burleydown Nurseries, then it was sold to a Worcestershire man, Mr. Sykes, who named it after his wife Marjorie.
Pollination: Group 3. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Br
21.95
 Half Std.
 St. Julien A Br
26.95
 Maiden
 St. Julien A Pg
24.99
 Bush
 St. Julien A Pg
34.99



PLUM, MERRYWEATHER DAMSON (Prunus insititia Merryweather Damson). Season of Use: Early Sept Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Go to Top of Page

Large blue-black fruit of true damson flavour. Will succeed in exposed, wet districts where plums may fail. Very popular variety, raised in Nottinghamshire in 1907.
Pollination: Group 1. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Br
21.95
 Half Std
 St. Julien A Br
26.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Pg
34.99
 Half Std.
 St. Julien A Pg
34.99



PLUM, OLD GREENGAGE (Prunus domestica Old Greengage). Season of Use: Mid Aug Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

This true greengage may not carry such a high yield as modern varieties, but the fruit, with its translucent flesh, is unsurpassable in flavour. Named after Sir William Gage who imported the variety to the United Kingdom from Armenia in 1724.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3 (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Br
21.95
 Half Std.
 St. Julien A Br
26.95



PLUM, OPAL (Prunus domestica Opal). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Late July Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

One of the earliest varieties. Delicious reddish-purple fruits similar in appearance to Victoria, but smaller in size. Yellow flesh has gage-like flavour. Easy to manage. Raised in Sweden in 1925. Award of Garden Merit.
Pollination: Group 1. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Maiden
 St. Julien A Pg
24.99



PLUM, OULLIN'S GOLDEN GAGE (Prunus domestica Oullin's Golden Gage). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Mid Aug Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Large, round sweet flavoured yellow gage with transparent flesh. Vigorous growth. Good garden variety for most of the United Kingdom. Raised in France in 1856.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Half Std
 St. Julien A Br
26.95
 Maiden
 St. Julien A Pg
24.99



PLUM, SHROPSHIRE DAMSON (Prunus insititia Shropshire Damson) (Prune). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Mid-late Sept Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Go to Top of Page

Classic small oval blue-black fruit with excellent flavoured, juicy green-yellow flesh. Also known as Prune Damson. Moderate but reliable cropper. Compact habit so suitable for smaller gardens. Traditional hedgerow tree.
Pollination: Group 3. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Maiden
 St. Julien A Pg
24.99



PLUM, VICTORIA (Prunus domestica Victoria). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Aug-Sept Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Popular variety with large luscious fruits, with juicy green-yellow flesh. Very heavy cropper. Found in a garden in Alderton, Sussex in 1840 and first introduced by Denyer of Brixton, London.
Supplied on St. Julien A or Pixy rootstock.

Pollination: Group 1. This plant does not require a pollinator (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 St. Julien A Br
16.95
 Maiden
 Pixy Br
18.95
 Bush
 St. Julien A Br
21.95
 Half Std.
 Br
26.95



Rootstocks

ROOTSTOCKS FOR PLUMS/APRICOTS/PEACHES. Go to Top of Page

We can supply the following Rootstocks for grafting. St Julien A is suitable for plum, gage, damson, apricot, peach or nectarine trees. Pixy is not suitable for apricots, peach or nectarine trees.
St Julien A - semi-vigorous, tolerant of heavy soils. No stake needed. Early fruiting in 3 to 4 years. Ideal for fan-training. Height when trained as bush 16ft (4.9m).
Pixy. Dwarf stock. Stake for first 4-5 years. Needs better soil and watering than St. Julien but fruits a year earlier. Height 9-12ft (2.7-3.7m).

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 St J.A
 2 year Br
2.49
 Pixy
 2 year Br
3.49



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