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Thames Cross plum trees

Prunus domestica
Thames Cross

Thames Cross plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

History

Developed in the 1930s at the famous Long Ashton Horticultural Research Station near Bristol, England. Thames Cross is a cross between Coe's Golden Drop and Giant Prune.

Thames Cross characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange