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Queen's Crown plum trees

Prunus domestica
Queen's Crown
Queen's Crown is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Queen's Crown is a dual-purpose red plum with a good sweet flavour.

Queen's Crown plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £41.25
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

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.

Queen's Crown is an attractive dusky red plum, which turns more purple as it ripens.

It can be eaten fresh, and has a sweet rich flavour. It is also a good culinary plum if picked slightly under-ripe.

History

The origins of Queen's Crown are not certain, but it originates from the area around Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire. It may be related to an older red plum called Denbigh.

Queen's Crown characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating freshDual purpose

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow