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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


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


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

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average


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