Edda plum trees

Edda plum tree
  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Edda is a modern early season purple plum, developed in Norway specifically for northern climates. It is juicy and has a good flavour for eating fresh and for cooking.

Edda can be considered an improved form of the popular and reliable 19th century Czar variety, which is one of its parents, and is in turn descended from Rivers' Early Prolific.

It therefore makes a good choice if you are looking for a reliable plum to plant in less than perfect conditions.

Edda plum trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

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Summary features of Edda

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Norway
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Purple
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Under-rated?

Climate

Pollination guide for Edda

Edda is in flowering group 2. Edda is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Edda plum trees

Edda is a reliable cropping variety. Picking time is late July in southern England.

Edda is grown commercially in Norway, along with Opal and Victoria - both of which are good pollinators for it.

It is not as high-yielding as its ancestors, Czar and Rivers Early Prolific, which is one of the reasons for its improved flavour.

Historical details

Developed at the State Experimental Station, Njos, near Oslo in southern Norway. Introduced in the 1970s. It is a cross between Czar and Prune Peche.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Edda'


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