List of pollination partners for Golden Sphere cherry plum trees

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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 should 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

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

    AvalonCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
  2. Coe's Golden Drop is a large oval gage from the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour.

    Coe's Golden DropCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  3. Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.

    Denniston's SuperbCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  4. Gypsy is a bright red Cherry Plum with a notably sweet flavour.

    GypsyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 1  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
  5. Herman is one of the best quality early-season plum varieties, blue/purple with yellow flesh.

    HermanCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  6. Jefferson is a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.

    JeffersonCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability: sold out

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

    Rivers' Early ProlificCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root Brompton
  8. Ruby is a large-fruited modern Cherry Plum, with dark red flesh.

    RubyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 1  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
  9. Warwickshire Drooper is a good quality dual-purpose yellow plum, with heavy crops.

    Warwickshire DrooperCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  10. Also known as Yellow Egg, Yellow Pershore is a self-fertile heavy cropping culinary plum.

    Yellow PershoreCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root Brompton

Other compatible varieties

We do not sell these varieties but they may be available from other fruit tree nurseries. Use our enquiry form and we will help you find a supplier.

More advice about pollination

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

Our article on the pollination of fruit trees gives more details of the factors involved in pollination.

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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