Purple Pershore plum trees

Purple Pershore plum tree
  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Purple Pershore is well-known and reliable English plum, grown commercially on a small-scale in the vale of Evesham. The fruit is large, and perfect for almost any kind of plum cookery, particularly plum jam.

The plums should be picked at the red stage if you are using them for the kitchen, or left on the tree until they are dark purple for eating fresh.

Purple Pershore plum trees for sale

Order now for delivery from week commencing 23rd January.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Full size  (4.5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Brompton rootstock £19.95 Sold 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 Purple Pershore

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • 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?
  • Silverleaf: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

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

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Purple Pershore

Purple Pershore is in flowering group 4. Purple Pershore 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 Purple Pershore plum trees

Purple Pershore is an almost foolproof plum variety, self-fertile and with very good disease resistance. It can be grown throughout the UK.

Historical details

The origins of Purple Pershore are uncertain. Some authorities believe it is a purple sport of Yellow Pershore - which it resembles in many ways, apart from the colour. Others believe it may be related to Rivers Early Prolific.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Purple Pershore'


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