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Plum Tree Cultivars

Information about plum tree Varieties (cultivars ) including pollination groups, type of fruit and cropping season


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PlumsAll plum fruit trees are pollinated by insects,  however some plum trees need to be planted near to another plum tree of a different cultivar (variety) to ensure a good crop, so choosing the right plum trees is of utmost importance to avoid  disappointment. The information below will  make it easy for you to  choose suitable plum tree(s).

 

 

Although there are a few cultivars available which are self fertile, i.e. they pollinate themselves with no need for another tree, unless you are absolutely sure of what you are buying, it’s best to err on the side of caution and buy two different cultivars of plum trees to ensure you get a reasonable crop of cherries.  If you have lots of plum trees nearby in  neighbouring gardens or allotments, you may get away with buying just one tree so long as the distance isn’t too great.

 

Before you buy your trees,  consideration must  be given to the flowering time of the trees being purchased to guarantee the flowers from all trees blossom at around the same time so that insects can cross-pollinate.

 

Below is a chart showing some popular cultivars available which have been grouped in accordance to their flowering time. It is therefore important to choose trees which are either in the same group or from adjacent groups. For example, any tree from group C can be pollinated by any tree from group B or Group D

 

Self-Sterile = need another cultivar to produce a reasonable crop

Self-Fertile =  will produce a reasonable crop if planted singly

Part Self-Fertile =  produce a better crop if planted close to another cultivar

Early Season - Harvest  June onwards

Mid Season   - Harvest  July onwards

Late Season  - Harvest Late July onwards

 

Cultivar (Named variety) Use Cropping Season Pollination group Fertility Colour
    Angelina Burdett Dual  Mid B Self-fertile Blue
    Ariel Dual  Late B Part self-fertile Red
    Blue Rock Dual  Mid B Self-sterile Blue
    Diamond Culinary Mid B Self-sterile Blue
    Herman Dual  Early B Self-fertile Blue
    Mallard Dessert Mid B Self-sterile Red
    McLaughlin Dessert Mid B Self-sterile Yellow
    Monarch Plum Culinary Late B Self-fertile Blue
    Olympia Dual  Late B Self-sterile Blue
    Utility Dessert Mid B Self-sterile Red
    Zesterfleth  Dual  Mid B Self-sterile Purple
    Zimmers Fruhzwetsche Culinary Mid B Self-sterile Purple
    Andrierez Dessert Mid C Self-sterile Red
    Anna Spath Dual  Late C Part self-fertile Purple
    Avalon Dessert Mid C Self-sterile Red
    Belgian Purple Dual  Mid C Self-sterile Blue
    Blue Prolific Culinary Mid C Self-sterile Blue
    Bonne de Bry Dessert Early C Self-sterile Blue
    Bountiful Culinary Mid C Self-sterile Red
    Brassai Szilvaja  Dessert Late C Self-sterile Purple
    Coe's Golden Drop Dessert Late C Self-sterile Yellow
    Cox's Emperor Culinary Mid C Self-sterile Red
    Crimson Drop Dessert Late C Self-sterile Red
    Cropper (Laxton's) Culinary Late C Self-fertile Blue
    Curlew Culinary Mid C Part self-fertile Blue
    Dittisham Ploughman Dual  Mid C Self-sterile Red
    Dundale Dual  Late C Self-sterile Yellow
    Early Favourite Dual  Early C Part self-fertile Blue
    Early Laxton Dual  Early C Part self-fertile Yellow
    Early Orleans Dual  Mid C Part self-fertile Red
    Early Prolific (Rivers) Culinary Early C Part self-fertile Blue
    Excalibur Dessert Late C Self-sterile Purple
    Goldfinch Dessert Mid C Part self-fertile Yellow
    Goliath Culinary Mid C Self-fertile Purple
    Kea Culinary Mid C Self-fertile Red
    Late Muscatelle Dessert Late C Self-sterile Purple
    Madeleine Nomblot  Dessert Mid C Self-sterile Purple
    Mann's No 1 Dual  Mid C Self-fertile Red
    Merton Gem Dual  Late C Part self-fertile Red
    Newark Dual  Mid C Self-sterile Yellow
    Opal Dessert Early C Self-fertile Purple
    President Dual  Late C Self-sterile Blue
    Reeves Dual  Mid C Self-sterile Red
    Reine Claude Violette Dessert Mid C Part self-fertile Purple
    Ruth Gerstetter Culinary Early C Part self-fertile Purple
    Sanctus Hubertus Dual  Mid C Self-sterile Blue
    Severn Cross Dessert Late C Self-fertile Yellow
    Swan Dual  Mid C Self-sterile Red
    Valor Dual  Late C Self-sterile Purple
    Verity Dual  Late C Self-sterile Blue
    Victoria Dual  Mid C Self-fertile Red
    Violetta Dessert Mid C Self-fertile Blue
    Warwickshire Drooper Dual  Late C Self-fertile Yellow
    Woolaston Black Dessert Mid C Self-sterile Black
    Belle de Louvain Culinary Mid D Part self-fertile Purple
    Blaisdon Red Culinary Mid D Self-fertile Purple
    Blue Tit Dual  Mid D Self-fertile Blue
    Czar Culinary Mid D Self-fertile Blue
    Drap d'Or d'Esperens Dessert Mid D Self-sterile Yellow
    Edda Dessert Early D Self-sterile Blue
    Edwards Dual  Late D Self-sterile Blue
    Giant Prune Dual  Late D Self-fertile Red
    Gordon Castle Dessert Late D Self-sterile Yellow
    Imperial Epineuse Dessert Late D Self-sterile Red
    Jubileum Dessert Mid D Self-fertile Red
    Kentish Bush Culinary Mid D Self-fertile Blue
    Kirke's Dessert Mid D Self-sterile Blue
    Late Victoria (Grove's) Dual  Mid D Self-fertile Red
    Laxton's Ideal Dessert Late D Self-fertile Yellow
    Orleans Culinary Mid D Self-fertile Red
    Prince Englebert Culinary Mid D Part self-fertile Blue
    Purple Pershore Culinary Mid D Self-fertile Purple
    Royale de Vilvoorde Dessert Mid D Self-sterile Purple
    Stint Dual  Early D Part self-fertile Red
    Thames Cross Dessert Late D Part self-fertile Yellow
    Wyedale Culinary Late D Self-sterile Blue
    Yellow Pershore Culinary Mid D Self-fertile Yellow
    Bavay Ringloja Dessert Mid E Self-sterile Purple
    Blue Imperatrice Dessert Late E Self-sterile Purple
    Csucsos Szilva Dessert Late E Self-sterile Yellow
    Delicious (Laxton's) Dessert Late E Self-sterile Red
    Lawson's Golden Dessert Mid E Self-sterile Yellow
    Marjorie's Seedling Dual  Late E Part self-fertile Blue
    Pond's Seedling Dual  Late E Self-sterile Red
    Primate Dual  Late E Self-sterile Red
    Quetsche d'Alsace Culinary Late E Self-fertile Blue
    Teme Cross Dual  Mid E Self-sterile Red
    Zwetsche (Bohemian) Culinary Late E Self-fertile Blue
    Zwetsche (Pozegaca) Culinary Late E Self-fertile Blue
    Belle de Septembre Culinary Late F Self-fertile Red

 

 

 

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