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Edda plum trees

Prunus domestica
Edda

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.

 

Edda plum trees for sale

Bare-root

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

Using

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of originNorway
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourPurple