Plums

‘PLUMS’  ‘GAGES’  ‘DAMSONS’ ‘MIRABELLE’

Avalon First grown in Bristol, an excellent quality red dessert plum. Partially self-fertile. Ready mid August.

Blaisdon Red – The most well known Gloucestershire plum good for fresh eating and excellent for jam. Ready mid August.

Coes Golden Drop – Large, oval shaped yellow gage. Good quality for fresh eating and preserving, ready late September. First grown in the 18th century.

Early Transparent GageCropping is heavy by gage standards (although still light compared with many plums) and it is reasonably reliable.  It has the rich sweet gage-like flavour and aroma of a genuine gage, but it is also an excellent culinary variety producing a well-flavoured straw-coloured jam. Ready early August.

Farleigh DamsonA small high quality damson that fruits regularly even in Northern districts. First grown in 1820’s. Ready mis September.

Jubilee  – A modern plum variety similar to a Victoria but much larger fruit and slightly earlier season. Does not over-crop as Victoria often does. Self-fertile

Marjorie’s SeedlingOne of the latest picking plums, producing large purple/black fruit, ready late September / October, often late enough to avoid the wasps, self-fertile.

Merryweather  (Damson) – Large, plum sized purple/black fruit. Good for cooking or eating, ready late September, self-fertile. Nottingham, 1907.

Mirabelle ‘Gypsy’Large bright red fruit with rich sweet orange flesh. Ready late August.

Old English Greengage (Gage) – Medium sized yellow- green juicy fruits, with a fine rich sweet flavour, derived from the middle ages, ready mid August.

Rivers Early Prolific – Ready late July. Good dessert plum when fully ripe, heavy cropper. First grown circa 1820. Self-fertile.

Shropshire Prune (Damson) – Small traditional damson, reliable intense flavoured fruit. Shropshire 17th Century. Ready mid September.

Victoria – Best known plum, heavy crops of pale red fruit, ready late August, self-fertile,19th Century.

 

Prices:

Bare Root Maidens (1 year)        £15.00

Bare Root Bush and a few Half Standards(2 year)       £18.00