Heritage Plum Trees (Pre 1900)
|Variety||Origin and Year||
|Belle de Louvain||Belgium 1845||
Very large purple fruit, firm texture and sweet. Good for culinary and dessert use.
|Czar||Hertfordshire 19th C||
Prince Englebert x Early Rivers. So named, as the first year it fruited was 1874, the year Tsar Alexander II visited Britain, the last Russian head of state to visit before President Putin in 2003. A medium, dark purple plum with a sweet yellow flesh. Can produce very heavy crops and always reliable. Self fertile. Good for eating, cooking and bottling.
|River's Early Prolific||Hertfordshire 1820||
As the name suggests a good, heavy cropping early season plum. Small, bluish-purple. A good dessert variety when fully ripe.
|Victoria||Sussex 19th C||
The most popular plum: crops heavily with large, juicy plums. Oval, bright red fruit in late August-early September for dessert, bottling or canning. A clean freestone. Unfortunately disease prone but tolerable considering the quality and quantity that this variety produces.
|Yellow Pershore||Worcestershire 19th C||
The fondly named ‘yellow egg’ plum traditional to the West Midlands. A large ,reliable cropper for dessert as well as the ideal bottling plum. Self fertile.