Prunus domestica Excalibur
Maiden, St Julien A, Bare Root (Out of Stock)
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Maiden StJA Br
Plant Types & Availability - More information
Br = Bare Root Plant, Maidn = Maiden
Rootstock - St Julien A
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New, raised in 1970, very prolific, red-fruited variety with a pale light blue bloom and pale yellow flesh. Fruit is very large, excellent quality, sweet and juicy, similar to Victoria but considered to have a better flavour for eating fresh. Rated as one of the finest eating plums. When fully ripe it isw stone free. Strong growing tree which forms a dense canopy.
Plum, Excalibur is in pollination group 2, it is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3, click here for a list of suitable plums trees.
Plum, Excalibur is available as:
Br = Bare Root Plant
Maiden - A maiden tree is a single stemmed tree which has not been trained so can be trained into whatever form you wish. It typically is between 1-2 metres tall and will have a few side shoots.
Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.
Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.
Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).
If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.
Rootstocks are used to restrict the vigour of fruit trees and allow a range to grow in a small space. They can also contribute to the disease resisting abilities of the plant.[from RHS - Update]
St Julien A - A semi-vigorous rootstock that is suitable for growing bush, half standard and fan trees. Typically fruits after 3 or 4 years and requires staking for 5 years. Tree spacing 5m (18ft). Ultimate height as trained as bush: 4.5-5m (14-18ft).