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Guinevere plum trees

Guinevere plum tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Pollination partners

A very modern late-season plum, developed in the UK. Guinevere is a large puple / black plum, similar to Marjories Seedling, but primarily a dessert plum.

Unusually for a European plum, Guinevere stores quite well if kept refrigerated.

Guinevere plum trees for sale

Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - VVA-1 rootstock £32.45
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £32.45

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £18.95
Large  (3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Wavit rootstock £19.45
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £18.95

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 Guinevere

Growing

Uses

  • Picking season: Late
    mid-September?
  • Use / keeping: 1 week
    keeps very well for a plum?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 2000
  • Fruit colour: Purple
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Guinevere

Guinevere is in flowering group 3. Guinevere 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. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other plum trees.

How to grow Guinevere plum trees

Guinevere is a very new variety and we welcome feedback on its performance in different growing conditions. However it seems to be a compact and well-shaped tree, which comes into bearing relatively early in the life of the tree, and appears to be self-fertile. (Most European plums come into bearing after about 4 years on the St. Julien A rootstock).

Historical details

Developed in Kent, UK, released for sale in 2000.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Guinevere'


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