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Edda plum trees

Prunus domestica
Edda
Edda is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
A good quality and cold-hardy early-season purple plum from Norway.

Edda plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £43.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £38.75
    Large tree (3m-5m 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.

Edda is a modern early season purple plum, developed in Norway specifically for northern climates. It is juicy and has a good flavour for eating fresh and for cooking.

Edda can be considered an improved form of the popular and reliable 19th century Czar variety, which is one of its parents, and is in turn descended from Rivers' Early Prolific.

It therefore makes a good choice if you are looking for a reliable plum to plant in less than perfect conditions.

 

How to grow

Edda is a reliable cropping variety. Picking time is late July in southern England.

Edda is grown commercially in Norway, along with Opal and Victoria - both of which are good pollinators for it.

It is not as high-yielding as its ancestors, Czar and Rivers Early Prolific, which is one of the reasons for its improved flavour.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Developed at the State Experimental Station, Njos, near Oslo in southern Norway. Introduced in the 1970s. It is a cross between Czar and Prune Peche.

Edda characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originNorway
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPurple