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Rivers' Early Prolific

Early Prolific is a very heavy-cropping early-season plum, raised by the famous Rivers nursery.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 2
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Early
Use / keeping? 1-3 days
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sweet/Sharp

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Blue - dark
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green