‘PLUMS’ ‘GAGES’ ‘DAMSONS’ ‘MIRABELLE’
MANY OF THE VARIETIES BELOW WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN NEXT WINTER. THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED LATER IN THE SUMMER
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.
Burbank (Giant Prune) – Raised by Luther Burbank, Santa Rosa, California, USA from a cross between d’Agen and Ponds Seedling and introduced in 1893. Was at one time grown commercially in the UK. Large, long oval fruit with a distinct neck. Bright red skin with a fine purple bloom and numerous russet dots. Firm, yellow flesh.
Cambridge Gage – A yellow/green gage with excellent flavour, prefers a warm sheltered spot. Ready late 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 Gage – Cropping 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 Damson – A small high quality damson that fruits regularly even in Northern districts. First grown in 1820’s. Ready mis September.
Herman – A very early (mid July) self-fertile eating plum. Medium blue/black fruit with golden flesh.
Kirke’s Blue – A large purple plum with a fantastic rich sweet flavour, prefers a sheltered spot. An old favourite from the 19th century. Ready early September.
Marjorie’s Seedling – One 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.
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