Frank P Matthews
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Plum trees produce hardy fruits that can be picked from early July to late September. For fresh eating and various culinary uses, they come in all shades of red, blue, purple and yellow. Large, round fruits are firm, sweet and refreshing. These delicious fruits can be used for cooking into lovely pies, jams and even tasty gins!
We grow our plums on a range of rootstocks, from VVA-1 to Brompton so there is one for every garden, even if your space is smaller. However, we do not recommend growing plums in pots. Some varieties are self fertile and therefore do not need a pollinating partner.
They include varieties mostly derived from Prunus domestica, the European plum and the occasional Prunus salicina, the Japanese plum. Spring is a good time to prune plum trees just after they have flowered which will encourage new, fresh growth.
One of the finest, quality desserts. Large, round-oval, red fruit. Strong tree, shy cropping in early years. Partially self-fertile.
Very large purple fruit, firm texture and sweet. Good for culinary and dessert use. Self-fertile.
Vibrant purple-red skin which turns a golden/red when cooked. Heavy cropping. A good jam maker.
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Medium to large dark blue fruit, due to its high sugar levels it is a good choice for dessert and baking. Pick mid August.
Old Laxtons variety with blue black bloom and yellow flesh. Good quality for dessert and cooking, self-fertile.
Medium, dark purple plum with a sweet yellow flesh. Good for eating, cooking and bottling. Reliable cropper and self-fertile.
An excellent dessert plum. Blue skinned fruits and yellow flesh with a fine, rich and juicy flavour.
A very good quality dessert plum. Large red fruits, similar to Victoria, juicy and sweet. Strong growing tree.
A blue plum of the most delicious flavours, with very high sugar content. Selected from a French breeding programme.
Very large red oval, free stone fruit. Not best dessert eating quality but tough and reliable for exposed areas.
A native hardy plum for northern districts. Greenish-yellow but sweet with an excellent flavour.
The same as Victoria but fruit matures about 11 days later. Large reddish-purple plums, juicy and sweet flavour.