Herman plum trees

Herman plum tree
  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Pollination partners

Herman is one of the earliest plums available, ripening in mid-July in southern England.

It is medium size, with a blue-black colour, yellow flesh - similar to its parent, Czar, but with a better eating flavour, and ripening earlier.

Herman is a free-stone plum - the stone falls away easily from the flesh.

Herman 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 £18.45
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 £18.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock  less than 5 in stock £26.45
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £27.95

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 Herman

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Purple
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Herman

Herman is in flowering group 2. Herman 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 Herman plum trees

Like Czar, Herman tolerates less than ideal growing conditions but if growing for dessert use then a sunnier aspect will help. It was developed to be cold-hardy.

Historical details

Herman was developed at the SLU Balsgard research station in southern Sweden in the 1970s, a cross between Czar and Ruth Gerstetter.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Herman'


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