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Herman plum trees

Prunus domestica
Herman

Herman is one of the earliest plums available, ripening in mid-July in southern England. It is medium size, with a blue-black color, yellow flesh - similar to its parent, Czar, but with a better eating flavour, and ripening earlier.

Herman is a free-stone plum - the stone falls away easily from the flesh.

Herman plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £23.95
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  • BR22-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £37.95
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How to grow

Like Czar, Herman tolerates less than ideal growing conditions but if growing for dessert use then a sunnier aspect will help. It was developed to be cold-hardy.

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History

Herman was developed at the SLU Balsgard research station in southern Sweden in the 1970s, a cross between Czar and Ruth Gerstetter.

Herman characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originSweden
    • Period of origin1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colourPurple