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Stella's Star plum trees

Prunus domestica
Stella's Star

A self-fertile mid-season green gage, developed recently in the UK.

Stella's Star has a mild gage-like flavour, and sets fruit far more readily than most gages.

Stella's Star 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 £43.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG22-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

Stella's Star is a self-fertile green gage, well-suited to the climate of southern and central UK.

This is a naturally precocious variety, fruiting from a younger age than is usual with most gages.

Fruiting can be prolific which can in turn lead to small fruit size, so it is worth trying to thin the fruitlets in May as this will increase the size and improve flavour of the remaining fruits.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Developed in the 1990s by Hector Harrison, an amateur English plant breeder, and named after his daughter.

Stella's Star characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

    Identification

    • Fruit colourGreen - light