Valor plum trees

Valor plum tree
  • Pick: Very late-season (late September)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Valor

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.

Valor plum trees for sale

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.

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Summary features of Valor


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Plum pox virus: Some resistance?



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


Pollination guide for Valor

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.

How to grow Valor 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.

Historical details

Vineland Research Institute, Ontario, Canada, 1968. The parents are Imperial Epineuse and Grand Duke.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Valor'

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