Warwickshire Drooper Plum

Plum

Description: Warwickshire Drooper is an old favourite. Always crops regular large, oval-shaped yellow fruits that are streaked green, have speckled red dots and are covered in white bloom. Flesh is bright yellow, moderately sweet and very juicy; good for eating fresh from the tree. They are also delicious when cooked into cakes, crumbles and jams. The tree itself has a spreading, drooping habit from which it was named. Attractive white blossom arrives during the spring followed by large, oval shaped twisted leaves.

History: Raised in the West Midlands pre 1920s. In its county of origin this variety was fermented into an alcoholic drink called Plum Jerkum reputed to ‘leave the head clear while paralyzing the legs’. Was once grown on a large commercial scale throughout the UK for market sale.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 2
  • Picking month: August
  • Uses: Eating
  • Any UK district

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