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Prune Splendour

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%). Considered partially self fertile (will set better fruit with another variety nearby).

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Specifications

Ripening Time February
Fertility Partially Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered using the "fan" style only. Free standing tree grows to around 3 - 5m tall.
Rootstock Non-dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Prune Splendour

Prune Splendour

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%).