Valor is a large dark purple late-season plum with yellow flesh, similar to Marjorie's Seedling both in colour and season, but with a sweeter flavour.
It was developed in Canada, and inherits most of its qualities from Imperial Epineuse, a dessert plum with a very sweet flavour, originating in France but mainly grown in North America. Valor's other parent is Grand Duke, introduced by the famous Rivers Nursery in the 1880s, and regarded as a good culinary plum.
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.
Valor is in flowering group 3. Valor is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another 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.
Valor is a productive and vigorous plum tree, which ripens late in the season (mid-late September).
The flesh falls away from the stone when ripe (freestone).
Valor is a hexaploid variety, but for pollination purposes can be considered as a conventional diploid variety.
Vineland Research Institute, Ontario, Canada, 1968. The parents are Imperial Epineuse and Grand Duke.
All our trees are grown in the UK.