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Plum trees
Purple Pershore

Very similar to Yellow Pershore and with the same excellent culinary qualities.
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Plum trees
Purple Pershore
Picking seasonMid
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)1 week
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityGood
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Sharper
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
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Growing


Plum trees
Purple Pershore
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Plum trees
Purple Pershore
SilverleafSome resistance
Disease resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
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Climate


Plum trees
Purple Pershore
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Plum trees
Purple Pershore
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourPurple
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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