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Swan plum trees

Prunus domestica
Swan is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
A popular traditional English dual-purpose red / purple plum.

Swan plum trees for sale


  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £38.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Swan is a traditional English dual-purpose plum, raised by the famous Rivers Nursery in Hertfordshire in the 1880s.

It has a fair sweet flavour for eating fresh when fully ripe, but excels as a culinary plum and is ideal for all kinds of English dessert cookery. For cooking, pick the plums slightly under-ripe.

Swan characteristics


  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators


  • Picking monthAugust
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose


  • Disease resistanceAverage


  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPurple - light
  • Fruit sizeAverage
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow

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