Thames Cross Plum

Parentage: Coe's Golden Drop x Giant Prune

Description: Thames Cross produces very large oval-shaped yellow plums with no markings. Flesh is yellow, juicy, mild and sweet with good flavour. Delicious when it's picked and eaten straight from the tree and also suitable for jam making, bottling and pies. One of the nicest tasting plums around. A very similar variety to Teme Cross but matures slightly earlier. Stunning white flowers during the spring. Unfortunately, the fruit bruises easily so make sure you harvest them before they drop from the tree!

History: Raised by Mr. Spinks from the University of Bristol at the Horticultural Research Station, Long Ashton, Bristol in 1938. Introduced in 1948.

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

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