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Golden Sphere cherry plum trees

Prunus x cerasifera
Golden Sphere

As the name suggests this modern cherry plum variety features golden yellow spherical fruit. They make a pretty sight as they ripen on the tree in late August.

The flesh is a translucent yellow, and has a mild sweet plum-like flavour, with a hint of sharpness. It can be eaten fresh but like all cherry plums it is primarily for use in the kitchen. The small stone clings to the flesh but is quite easy to remove.

Golden Sphere cherry plum trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £42.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Golden Sphere is a new cherry plum variety, developed for the lower temperatures and light levels of northern Europe.

As well as the pollination partners mentioned above, Golden Sphere will also cross-pollinate with most early-flowering Plum and Damson varieties.

Golden Sphere produces a compact but spreading tree, typically wider than it is tall.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Ukraine.

Golden Sphere characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group1
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingLight
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesCulinary
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUkraine
    • Period of origin1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colourYellow