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.
Ripens: March 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...
Ripens: February 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%).
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.
Ripens: 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.
Ripens: February 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.
Ripens: February - March 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
Ripens: February 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.
Ripens: March 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...
Ripens: February Burbank is a Japanese plum, medium sized with yellow flesh and red skin. Excellent flavour, early to mid ripening. Usually has a 'wax bloom' coating that polishes off easily. Can tolerate cold quite well and equally low chill climates. Partially self-fertile, will produce more fruit when pollinated by another Japanese plum e.g. 'santa rosa'.
Ripens: February Small yellow plums with a distinctive sharp but sweet flavour. A favourite home garden tree in Central and Eastern Europe but seldom seen here. Great fresh but also excellent for jams and preserves. Have another plum nearby to ensure pollination.
Ripens: February 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.