Plums, Gages, Damsons and Mirabelles

Plums, Gages, Damsons and Mirabelles

21/20/2020

Plums are embarking on a new phase of opportunity after considerable orchard reduction and market over supply. Our links with European breeders bring high yielding quality blue plums to the fore, together with sophisticated Mirabelles and a wider selection of Gages.  With a range of new rootstocks with tree size control, large fruit influence and a wider soil tolerance there are some good opportunities.

We act as exclusive agents for Gräb Nursery in Germany. Their specialist approach produces the finest quality trees on the most suitable of nursery soils to the very highest specification. They also offer through our portfolio the most recent varieties from their own breeding programme and the progeny of other stone fruit breeding programmes throughout the world.

For more information on picking and technical information on varieties please see Grab Nurseries website https://www.graeb.com/sortiment/zwetschgen/reifezeittabelle/

 

Plums

Herman, Juna, Katinka, Meritare, Opal, Topfive, Avalon, Lancelot, Jubilee, Victoria, Toptaste, Seneca, Guinevere, Tophit Plus, Haganta, Topend Plus, P7-38 New plum from East Malling

 

Mirabelle

Aprimira, Ruby, Countess

 

There are many interesting interspecific fruit available which have gained interest. The Prunus family is cross compatible and has resulted in the development in new varieties. These include the older Mirabelles (Cherry x Plum) and more modern Miracots (Mirabelle x Apricot) and Plumcots (Plum x Apricot).

For information on rootstock selection, planting distances and yields please see here.

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