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Gordon Castle plum trees

Prunus domestica
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

An excellent choice for a dessert plum for northern areas due to its hardiness.  

Gordon Castle 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)

How to grow

Slightly later ripening than other plums.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Raised in Scotland around 1864.

Gordon Castle characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • SunlightPrefers full sun

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeLarge