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Pollination of King of the Damsons damson trees

King of the Damsons (Prunus insititia)  is in flowering group 2. King of the Damsons is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate King of the Damsons in our catalogue

  • Aprimirain stock

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    Aprimira is a sweet self-fertile apricot - mirabelle cross, also known as a miracot.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Wavit
  • Avalon

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    Avalon is a large mid-season red/purple plum, similar to Victoria, with a very good flavour.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Aylesbury Prune

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      A traditional English damson, which used to be grown in the Vale of Aylesbury.
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Belle de Louvainin stock

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        Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Partially self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • St. Julien
      • Blaisdon Redin stock

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        Blaisdon Red is one of the best plum varieties for making plum jam.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • St. Julien
      • Blue Violet

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        A traditional Westmorland damson variety - unusually sweet and early-ripening for a damson.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Self-fertile
        • Picking: Early
        • Cambridge Gagein stock

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          Cambridge Gage is a reliable green gage, similar to Old Green Gage, with an excellent flavour.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Partially self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • VVA-1
          • St. Julien
          • Brompton
        • Coe's Golden Drop

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          Coe's Golden Drop is a large oval gage from the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Very late
          • Czarin stock

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            Czar is a traditional culinary plum, one of the easiest plums trees, will even fruit on north-facing walls.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Self-fertile
            • Picking: Mid
            • Available rootstocks:
            • VVA-1
            • St. Julien
            • Brompton
          • Denniston's Superbin stock

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            Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.
            • Flowering group: 2
            • Good pollinator
            • Self-fertile
            • Picking: Mid
            • Available rootstocks:
            • St. Julien
            • Brompton
          • Early Transparent Gagein stock

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            One of the easier gages to grow, Early Transparent has attractive semi-translucent fruit.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Self-fertile
            • Picking: Mid
            • Available rootstocks:
            • St. Julien
          • Edda

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            A good quality and cold-hardy early-season purple plum from Norway.
            • Flowering group: 2
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Early
            • Excalibur

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              Excalibur is a red-purple plum, similar to Victoria but with a better flavour for eating fresh.
              • Flowering group: 2
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Farleighin stock

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                One of the hardiest damsons, and crops heavily. Farleigh has the distinctive damson flavour.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Self-fertile
                • Picking: Late
                • Available rootstocks:
                • VVA-1
              • Guineverein stock

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                Guinevere is a modern late-season dessert plum, with a good flavour.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Self-fertile
                • Picking: Late
                • Available rootstocks:
                • VVA-1
                • Wavit
                • St. Julien
              • Hagantain stock

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                Haganta is a new large blue plum variety from Germany, one of the latest-ripening and an excellent flavour.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Partially self-fertile
                • Picking: Late
                • Available rootstocks:
                • Wavit
                • Weiwa
                • St. Julien
              • Herman

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                Herman is one of the best quality early-season plum varieties, blue/purple with yellow flesh.
                • Flowering group: 2
                • Self-fertile
                • Picking: Early
                • Jefferson

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                  Jefferson is a a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.
                  • Flowering group: 2
                  • Good pollinator
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Late
                  • Jubileein stock

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                    Jubilee is a new heavy-cropping dessert plum variety, similar to Victoria but larger and more reliable.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Mid
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • VVA-1
                  • Katinkain stock

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                    A very early-season dual-purpose dark-blue plum with an excellent flavour.
                    • Flowering group: 2
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Very early
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • Weiwa
                  • Kea

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                    Kea is a culinary plum from Cornwall, ideal for plum jam.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Partially self-fertile
                    • Picking: Mid
                    • Kirke's Blue

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                      An old-fashioned blue plum with a rich sweet flavour.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Lindsey Gagein stock

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                        Lindsey Gage is a sweet-flavoured green gage, similar to Cambridge Gage.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Partially self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • St. Julien
                      • Marjorie's Seedlingin stock

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                        Marjorie's Seedling is an easy to grow, late-season, heavy cropping purple/black plum.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • VVA-1
                        • St. Julien
                        • Brompton
                      • Meritare

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                        An attractive new early-season dessert plum from Sweden, similar to Opal, with large fruits and good cold-hardiness.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Early
                        • Merryweatherin stock

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                          Merryweather is a very popular damson, with unusually large fruit, one of the hardiest of fruit trees.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Self-fertile
                          • Picking: Mid
                          • Available rootstocks:
                          • St. Julien
                        • Mirabelle de Nancy

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                          Mirabelle de Nancy is an old traditional Mirabelle, originating from north-east France.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Partially self-fertile
                          • Picking: Late
                          • Old Green Gagein stock

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                            The definitive gage - Old Green Gage is arguably the best-flavoured of any plum variety.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • VVA-1
                            • St. Julien
                            • Brompton
                          • Opalin stock

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                            Opal is an early plum variety with a good flavour, self-fertile and very easy to grow.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Early
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • VVA-1
                            • St. Julien
                          • Queen's Crownin stock

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                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Brompton
                          • Reevesin stock

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                            A high-quality English dual-purpose plum, similar to Victoria but with an improved flavour for eating fresh.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Mid
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Wavit
                          • Reine Claude de Bavay

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                            The most widely-grown green gage, Reine Claude de Bavay has the distinctive gage-like flavour.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Reine Claude Doree

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                              A high-quality yellow-green gage, and usually more productive than other green gages.
                              • Flowering group: 3
                              • Not self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Reine Claude Violette

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                                A traditional French gage first recorded in the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour. Also known as Purple Gage.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Rivers' Early Prolificin stock

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                                  Early Prolific is a very heavy-cropping early-season plum, raised by the famous Rivers nursery.
                                  • Flowering group: 2
                                  • Self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Early
                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                  • VVA-1
                                  • St. Julien
                                  • Brompton
                                • Seneca

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                                  Seneca is a high-quality late-season large American plum with a notably sweet flavor.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Shepherds Bullacein stock

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                                    A large-fruited bullace, used for cooking and preserves, similar to a damson.
                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                    • Self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                    • VVA-1
                                  • Shropshire Prunein stock

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                                    The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.
                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                    • Self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Mid
                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                    • St. Julien
                                  • Stella's Star

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                                    A modern green-gage, more productive and easier to grow in the UK than the traditional ones.
                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                    • Self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Mid
                                    • Thames Cross

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                                      An attractive yellow mid-season plum with a good flavour.
                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Mid
                                      • Toptaste Kulinaria

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                                        A new blue dessert plum with sweet yellow flesh, and good disease resistance.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Mid
                                        • Victoriain stock

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                                          Victoria is the definitive English plum, attractive fruit, good for eating, outstanding flavour for cooking.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Good pollinator
                                          • Self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Mid
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • VVA-1
                                          • Weiwa
                                          • St. Julien
                                          • Brompton
                                        • Warwickshire Drooperin stock

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                                          Warwickshire Drooper is a good quality dual-purpose yellow plum, with heavy crops.
                                          • Flowering group: 2
                                          • Self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • VVA-1
                                          • Wavit
                                          • St. Julien
                                        • Willinghamin stock

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                                          A traditional English green gage, with a reputation for excellent flavour.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • VVA-1
                                          • St. Julien