Plum trees on NON-DWARFING rootstocks. The so-called European Plums we sell were introduced into Europe from Syria and Persia and are the product of long selection and development over the last 1000 years. Plums have pale greenish yellow flesh and rich sugary flavour, ripening in February. Generally two varieties are needed for cross pollination...
Plum trees on NON-DWARFING rootstocks. The so-called European Plums we sell were introduced into Europe from Syria and Persia and are the product of long selection and development over the last 1000 years. Plums have pale greenish yellow flesh and rich sugary flavour, ripening in February. Generally two varieties are needed for cross pollination, although there are some that are self fertile. Esplaiering these shuold be done on a fan shape only.
This is the classic purple highly flavoured European Plum. Originated in France but has been widely spread around the world. It's purple in colour and has a rich flavour that cooks superbly and is great eaten fresh. Ripens February.
A small round greenish yellow plum with intense flavour (the Cox's Orange of the plums) tends to crop incredibly heavily and then has a year's rest. Great for stewing, eating and bottling. Considered partially self fertile but having another plum (eg Coe's Golden Drop) will increase yield.
An American prune with rich aromatic flavour. Luther Burbank in one of his many breeding programmes about 1905 turned his attention to breeding a better prune. Splendour is a cross between d'Agen and a Hungarian prune. It's long in shape, dark purple with a yellow flesh, and sweet to taste. Estimated 11% sugar (parent d'Agen has about 8%).
This plum is most fondly remembered by English immigrants. Its skin is pink, the flesh a clear yellow and the stone slips. An amazing producer - needing supports under the ladened branches when almost ripe, to prevent limbs breaking. Considered self-fertile bue will crop better near another European plum.
This famous old English plum has a clear yellow skin and gorgeous yellow flesh with a sweet melting flavour. Amazing eaten (juicy!), and good for stewing and jams. Pollinated by Damson, Angelina, Greengage. Ripens late February
These are having a renaissance at present because of their qualities as a cooked fruit for jams, sauces and preserves. They are actually tiny plums about the size of a large grape. When cooked, they develop a deep rich flavour unequalled in the plum family. A small tough tree with some spikes, but not much cherry slug damage. Heavy crop during February...
'Introduced' into Tasmania the 1950s by Frau Ziegler from Germany. This 'Zwetschge' is a German prune, used for drying, pies, jams and preserves. They have a sharp rich nostalgic taste and ripen fairly late, here about March. Needs any other of our plums for pollination.
The sloe (prunus spinosa or Blackthorn) is the wild tiny plum from Europe, very acid and with only a couple of mm of flesh around the seed, the sloe comes into it's own making sloe gin. The ripe fruit is packed into a large jar after each being pricked with a needle several times - then sugar added and covered with Gin. Let it stand for 3 months, take out...
Mariposa is a japanese blood plum, medium sized fruit with redish skin. Sweet, soft dark blood flesh with a small pip, almost free-stone. Low chill. Partially self-fertile, will produce more fruit when pollinated by another Japanese plum e.g. 'santa rosa'.
Santa Rosa is the a red fleshed Japanese plum, with medium sized fruit and a deep red skin. A prolific bearer, self fertile and reliably pollinates other japanese plums. Widespread popular variety grown commercially, Bred by Luther Burbank in around 1906 USA. Low Chill.
A small round greenish purpe plum with intense flavour, similar to the greengage. Also called Rein Claude Violette. Great for stewing, eating and bottling. Free-stone. Considered partially self fertile but having another European plum will increase yield.
Satsuma is a well known red fleshed Japanese plum, with medium-large sized fruit and a deep red skin. A prolific bearer, partially self-fertile and pollinates is is pollinated by other japanese plums.
Prunus mume or ume is a japanese "plum" (probably more of an apricot) used in making japanese plum wine and preserves. This variety was sourced from Rob Bester in Taroona, Tasmania. Vigorous tree, high quality fruit almost like a small apricot. This variety hasnt been tested elsewhere, although we're pretty sure like most mume, they are self-fertile or at...
Another Japanese plum - Sweet, juicy and soft with yellow flesh and a bluey purple skin. Needs to be pollinated by another Japanese plum e.g. 'santa rosa'.
About the size of a green gage, but golden yellow, with sweet golden flesh. Excellent eaten fresh but also great for bottling and preserving. Thought to be originally French late discovered around 1856. Self fertile but will do better with another English plum nearby eg. Damson, Angelina, Green gage. Ripens February.