Mid-season plum trees


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners5
Average9
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees25
Apricot trees5
Cherry trees10
Cider apple trees1
Crab apple trees2
Damson trees2
Fig trees1
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees3
Mulberry trees1
Nectarine trees2
Peach trees4
Pear trees6
Plum trees14
Quince trees3
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form



Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)
Large (semi-vigorous)
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock



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Picking season

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Very early
Early6
Mid14
Late12
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days7
1 week6
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh11
Good for cooking12
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree3
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred10
Tolerates partial shade3
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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1
23
37
44
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile10
Partially self-fertile2
Not self-fertile2

Ploidy

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Diploid14

Pollinating others

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Good3
Average11
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small1
Average growth5
Slightly large1
Large6
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy5
Good7
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening13
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular13
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance3
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates14
Mild / damp climates1
Warm climates3

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General resistance

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Good8
Average4
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture6

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance2
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible1

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Belgium 1
France 1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom9
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18494
1850 - 18993
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19993
2000

Fruit colour


Blue - dark1
Green - light2
Orange flush1
Purple3
Purple - light1
Red3
Yellow2
Yellow / Orange1

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Mid-season plum trees

  • Plum trees
    Avalon Plum trees

    Avalon

    Avalon is a large mid-season red/purple plum, similar to Victoria, with a very good flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Belle de Louvain Plum trees

    Belle de Louvain

    Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.  compare
    From £18.95 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Blue Tit Plum trees

    Blue Tit

    Blue Tit is a popular English dual-purpose plum, easy to grow, reliable cropping.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Denniston's Superb Plum trees

    Denniston's Superb

    Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.45
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Plum trees
    Early Transparent Gage Plum trees

    Early Transparent Gage

    One of the easier gages to grow, Early Transparent has attractive semi-translucent plums.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Excalibur Plum trees

    Excalibur

    Excalibur is a red-purple plum, similar to Victoria but with a better flavour for eating fresh.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Jubilee Plum trees

    Jubilee

    Jubilee is a new heavy-cropping dessert plum variety, similar to Victoria but larger and more reliable.  compare
    From £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Kirke's Blue Plum trees

    Kirke's Blue

    An old-fashioned blue plum with a rich sweet flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Plum trees
    Oullins Golden Gage Plum trees

    Oullins Golden Gage

    The flavour of a true gage yet also easy to grow, Oullins Golden Gage is a good first gage tree.  compare
    From £18.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Purple Pershore Plum trees

    Purple Pershore

    Very similar to Yellow Pershore and with the same excellent culinary qualities.  compare
    From £19.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Stella's Star Plum trees

    Stella's Star®

    A modern green-gage, more productive and easier to grow in the UK than the traditional ones.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Thames Cross Plum trees

    Thames Cross

    An attractive yellow mid-season plum with a good flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Victoria Plum trees

    Victoria

    Victoria is the definitive English plum, attractive fruit, good for eating, outstanding flavour for cooking.  compare
    From £18.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Yellow Pershore Plum trees

    Yellow Pershore

    Also known as Yellow Egg, Yellow Pershore is a self-fertile heavy cropping culinary plum.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.45
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking