‘PLUMS’ ‘GAGES’ ‘DAMSONS’
Belle de Louvain – Purplish-Red fruit, flesh is firm and sweet. an excellent variety for cooking into pastries and cake but also tasty eaten fresh from the tree. Maidens
Cambridge Gage – Very similar to Old English Green Gage.
Czar – Medium sized dark purple fruits have a slight blue bloom and fine dots on the skin. Green flesh is of excellent flavours. Good for cooking and fresh eating.
Denniston’s Gage – Reliable, large pale green fruit that have a sweet transparent flesh.
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. Half Standards
Merryweather (Damson) – Large, plum sized purple/black fruit. Good for cooking or eating, ready late September, self-fertile. Nottingham, 1907.
Mirabelle de Nancy – Mirabelle de Nancy is believed to have come to France from the East in the 15th Century. The name dates back to the 18th Century. Widely grown and popular in France. Very small, round oval, bright yellow fruit. Free stone. Used mainly for jams and preserves. Good cropper but slow to come into cropping. Sold out
Old English Greengage (Gage) – Medium sized yellow- green juicy fruits, with a fine rich sweet flavour, derived from the middle ages, ready mid August.
Opal – Opal plum was raised at the Horticultural Research Station, Alnarp, Sweden in 1925 from a cross between Oullin’s Gage and Early Favourite.
Medium sized, oval-oblong fruit. Reddish purple flush over a yellow bloomy skin. Speckled with small white spots. Firm, pale gold flesh. Free stone. Good sweet flavour, similar to Victoria. Moderately vigorous, round-headed tree. Self-fertile and a heavy regular cropper. Bush.
Oullins Gage – Oullins Gage was discovered as a chance seedling at Coligny, Ain, France and introduced by the French nurseryman Massot of Oullins near Lyon sometime before 1856. Medium large, round-oval fruit. Straw yellow skin with red dots and greyish bloom. Firm, clear, fairly dry yellow flesh. Vigorous, upright tree. Rather slow to come into bearing and only a moderate cropper. A good pollinator. Bush
Rivers Early Prolific – Ready late July. Good dessert plum when fully ripe, heavy cropper. First grown circa 1820. Self-fertile. Bush
Victoria – Best known plum, heavy crops of pale red fruit, ready late August, self-fertile,19th Century. Bush
Wheat Plum – Little is known about this very rare plum. Sold out
Blaisdon Red – Blaisdon Red plum is believed to have arisen from seedling rootstock. Discovered by Mr Dowding of Blaisdon in Gloucestershire, UK and first recorded in 1892. It was once widely grown in Gloucestershire often from suckers on their own roots in traditional grassed orchards for jam making. Such trees are still widespread in parts of Gloucestershire.
Medium-large, long oval to egg-shaped fruit with a neck to the stem. Claret red to purple bloomy skin. Golden yellow flesh with clinging stone. Hard and acid when picked early for jam making. If allowed to fully ripen on the tree in late August until it starts to drop it becomes sweet and tasty and can be eaten as a dessert plum.
Trees are very vigorous, upright, dense, very heavy cropping and very disease resistant. Can be propagated from suckers and was at one time used as rootstock in its native Gloucestershire. Sold out
Bristol Plum – Rare, red/purple plum. Sweet good eating, similar to Victoria and was often sold as such. Sold out
Dymock Red – Cooking/dessert plum. Salmon pink turning purple in the sun. Sold out
Winterbourne Magnum – Also known as ‘Frampton Plum’ Albert Taylor reports that the local coal miners, seeking extra income, picked the plums which would be sent overnight by horse and cart to the Bristol markets. Sold out
All £28 each