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Warwickshire Drooper plum trees

Prunus domestica
Warwickshire Drooper

An attractive medium / large English yellow plum, grown commercially in the first half of the 20th century. Warwickshire Drooper has a pleasant flavor when ripe, but excels as a culinary plum.

Warwickshire Drooper plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £23.45
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £32.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • BR32-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £37.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Warwickshire Drooper is easy to grow, and notably hardy. It produces a relatively large tree, with a spreading / drooping habit.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Originates from Worcestershire / Gloucestershire, UK, early 20th century.

Warwickshire Drooper characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

    Climate

    • Climate suitabilityTemperate 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