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Fruit tree comparison - Coe's Golden Drop
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Coe's Golden Drop

Coe's Golden Drop is a large oval gage from the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Some needed
CroppingLight
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?2
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Slightly large
Bearing regularity?Regular
Growth habitSpreading
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

Picking season?Very late
Late October
Use / keeping?1 week
Keeps fresh in a fridge longer than most plums.
Flavour quality?Very good
Flavour styleSweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Average

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Fruit colourYellow
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen