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Pollination of Golden Sphere cherry plum trees

Your Golden Sphere cherry plum tree is in flowering group 1. It is partially self-fertile, but a nearby pollination partner of a different variety is beneficial. The following varieties will pollinate this cherry plum tree. (European plums, gages, damsons, cherry plums, mirabelles, bullaces will usually cross-pollinate if their flowering times overlap).

Pollenizer varieties in our catalogue

  • Avalon

    Avalon is a large mid-season red/purple plum, similar to Victoria, with a very good flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  • Coe's Golden Drop

    Coe's Golden Drop is a large oval gage from the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  • Denniston's Superb

    Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  • Early Prolific

    Early Prolific is a very heavy-cropping early-season plum, raised by the famous Rivers nursery.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Excalibur

    Excalibur is a red-purple plum, similar to Victoria but with a better flavour for eating fresh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Gypsy

    Gypsy is a bright red Cherry Plum with a notably sweet flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  • Herman

    Herman is one of the best quality early-season plum varieties, blue/purple with yellow flesh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Jefferson

    Jefferson is a a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  • Pershore

    Also known as Yellow Egg, Yellow Pershore is a self-fertile heavy cropping culinary plum.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
    • Brompton
  • Ruby

    Ruby is a large-fruited modern Cherry Plum, with dark red flesh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  • Warwickshire Drooper

    Warwickshire Drooper is a good quality dual-purpose yellow plum, with heavy crops.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

More advice about pollination

Please note that our whilst our system takes many relevant factors into account, it is certainly not completely accurate

Pollination between plum species

European Plums, Gages, Damsons, Bullaces, Mirabelles and Cherry Plums can usually cross-pollinate each other provided their flowering times overlap. However none of these species can cross-pollinate with Japanese Plums.

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