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Gordon Castle plum trees

Prunus domestica
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

An excellent choice for a dessert plum for northern areas due to its hardiness.  

Gordon Castle 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

Slightly later ripening than other plums.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Raised in Scotland around 1864.

Gordon Castle characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
    • Fruit sizeLarge