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Plum trees
Willingham

A traditional English green gage, with a reputation for excellent flavour.
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Plum trees
Willingham
Picking monthAugust
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityVery good
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesEating fresh
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Growing


Plum trees
Willingham
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
Bearing regularityRegular
SunlightPrefers full sun
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Plum trees
Willingham
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Climate


Plum trees
Willingham
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Plum trees
Willingham
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Flower colourWhite
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourGreen - light
Fruit sizeAverage
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