Kirke’s Plum

Plum

Description: Kirke's, also known as Kirke's Blue is a variety that's a favourite of the past. Produces large, dark purple fruits that have a bright blue bloom and some red spots. Flesh is greenish yellow, moderately juicy and firm, rich in flavour. Best grown as a fan trained tree against a warm, south-facing wall. Pretty white scented flowers appear during the spring. Some people say it's one of the best flavoured plums they have tasted!

History: Introduced by Kirke of Brompton during the 19th century in London. Thought to have originated from the land of Poupart's market garden, Brompton on the spot now occupied by Queens Gate.

Pollination Partners: Plum Avalon Plum Belle de Louvain Plum Victoria Gage Camridge Gage Coe's Golden Drop Damson Farleigh Damson Shropshire Prune Mirabelle de Nancy

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: September
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 3

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