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Marjorie's Seedling plum trees

  • Best seller
  • Pick: Late-season (mid-September)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Marjorie's Seedling

Marjorie's Seedling is the main late-season commercial plum grown in the UK - and also an excellent choice for the garden or small orchard. It is a good culinary plum, and very good for eating fresh when fully ripe.

Marjorie's Seedling is attractive to commercial growers because it is vigorous, hardy, disease resistant, and a reliable and heavy cropper. These qualities mean it is also ideal for the garden or small orchard - and by growing your own you can also get a far better flavour than is possible for the commercial grower - the trick is to leave the plums on the tree longer. And if you like fresh plums, there are not many other ones around this late in the season.

The fruit is large, plum-shaped, and purple, becoming blue-black when fully ripe, with a heavy bloom - overall very attractive. The flesh is greenish-yellow, juicy, quite coarse, and noticeably veined, wiht a good strong plum taste. The stone is clinging.

For eating fresh make sure you leave the fruit on the tree as long as possible to get the best flavour - it is very pleasant straight from the tree on a cold autumn morning!

Marjorie's Seedling plum trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day

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 £33.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £33.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard premium - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £37.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year bush-trained - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £19.95
Large  (3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Wavit rootstock £19.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £19.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £27.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £31.50
Full size  (4.5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Brompton rootstock £19.95 Sold outalert me

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Fan -12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £55.95 Enquire

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 Marjorie's Seedling


  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Very resistant?
  • Silverleaf: Very resistant?
  • Blossom wilt / Brown rot: Some resistance?
  • Plum fruit moth: Some susceptibility


  • Picking season: Late
    Late September?
  • Use / keeping: 1 week?
  • Flavour quality: Average?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Purple
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


Pollination guide for Marjorie's Seedling

Marjorie's Seedling is in flowering group 3. Marjorie's Seedling 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 Marjorie's Seedling plum trees

Marjorie's Seedling flowers relatively late in the spring, so is a good choice for areas where frost is a problem, or for an east-facing situation. It is vigorous, hardy, highly disease resistant, easy to grow, and relatively untroubled by disease.

Historical details

Berkshire, UK. 1912.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Marjorie's Seedling'

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