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Denniston's Superb plum trees

Prunus domestica
Denniston's Superb
Denniston's Superb is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.

Denniston's Superb 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 VVA-1 rootstock £55.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £54.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £34.75
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £32.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £41.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £46.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR51-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £34.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

The small round green fruits of Denniston's Superb look like typical green gages, and have the rich gage-like flavor. However, illustrating how ill-defined the boundary between European plum and gage is, it is now generally considered to be a true European plum, on the basis of its upright growth habit and generally reliable productivity.

These niceties need not both the gardener - if you want a green gage without the fussy demands of some other green gages, this is the one to choose.

Denniston's Superb also has particularly attractive blossom, with larger flowers than most other plum trees.

Rated by the Victorian writer Hogg as "a first-rate dessert plum".

How to grow

Although the round green fruit resembles a green gage, Denniston's Superb grows more like a plum tree - upright, quite vigorously, and with good disease resistance. The long whippy branches soon adopt a weeping habit when loaded with fruit.

Denniston's Superb produces a lot of pollen over a long period in the earlier part of the plum blossom season, and is therefore an excellent pollinator for other early and mid-season flowering plum varieties.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Raised by Mr Denniston of Albany, New York, USA in the 19th century.

Denniston's Superb characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshDual purpose

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourGreen - light

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