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Denniston's Superb plum trees

  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-August)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

The small round green fruits of Denniston's Superb look like typical green gages, and have the classic rich gage-like flavour. However this variety is now generally considered to be a true European plum, on the basis of its upright growth habit and reliable cropping.

These niceties need not bother the gardener - if you want a green gage without the fussy demands of some other green gages, Denniston's Superb is a good choice.

Denniston's Superb also has particularly attractive blossom, with larger flowers than most other plum trees.

Rated by the Victorian writer Hogg as "a first-rate dessert plum".

Denniston's Superb plum trees for sale

Delivery from week commmencing 6th April (when showing as in stock)

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - VVA-1 rootstock £33.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £33.95Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £19.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £19.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £27.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years)Half-standard - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £31.50Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Denniston's Superb


  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth
    Relatively vigorous for a gage.?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Very resistant?



  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


Pollination guide for Denniston's Superb

Denniston's Superb is in flowering group 2. Denniston's Superb is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Denniston's Superb plum trees

Although the round green fruit resembles a green gage, Denniston's Superb grows more like a plum tree - upright, quite vigorously, and with good disease resistance. The long whippy branches soon adopt a weeping habit when loaded with fruit.

Denniston's Superb produces a lot of pollen over a long period in the earlier part of the plum blossom season, and is therefore an excellent pollinator for other early and mid-season flowering plum varieties.

Historical details

Raised by Mr Denniston of Albany, New York, USA in the 19th century.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Denniston's Superb'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.

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