Yellow Pershore plum trees

Yellow Pershore plum tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-August)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Yellow Pershore

Yellow Pershore is an attractive traditional cooking plum from the Vale of Evesham in the West Midlands. It was rated by the Victorian fruit expert Robert Hogg as "an excellent baking and preserving plum" and is excellent variety for plum jam.

It can be eaten fresh when fully ripe, but this is a plum which excels for culinary use - and for the best culinary flavour the plums should be picked before they are fully yellow.

If you want an easy to grow and productive cooking plum as an alternative to Victoria, Yellow Pershore is a good choice.

Yellow Pershore plum trees for sale

Delivery from 16th April (when showing as in stock)

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - VVA-1 rootstock  less than 5 in stock£33.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £33.95

Bare-root fruit trees

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


  • 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?



  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
    The blossom has some frost resistance
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Yellow Pershore

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

Yellow Pershore is a very easy variety to grow in the garden, and has the advantage of being self-fertile. The only real problem is that it in a good spring Yellow Pershore can occasionally set too large a crop, which can cause branches to break under the weight later in the summer. The solution is to thin the fruitlets when the blossom has finished, although it has to be said that thinning plum fruitlets is a very tedious job.

Yellow Pershore also has excellent natural resistance to the main plum diseases silverleaf and canker.

Cropping is reliable and heavy, and it is suitable for most parts of the UK.

Young Pershore plum trees can also be used as rootstocks for some other plum varieties.

Historical details

A traditional variety, discovered in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire in the early 19th century. Widely known as Yellow Egg (on account of its shape) or just Pershore. It has been grown commercially in the Vale of Evesham since Victorian times.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Yellow Pershore'

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