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Guinevere plum trees

Prunus domestica
Guinevere

A very modern late-season plum, developed in the UK. Guinevere is a large puple / black plum, similar to Marjories Seedling, but primarily a dessert plum.

Unusually for a European plum, Guinevere stores quite well if kept refrigerated.

Guinevere plum trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree VVA-1 rootstock £43.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £42.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £62.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Contact us

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £23.45
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £33.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £32.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Guinevere is a very new variety and we welcome feedback on its performance in different growing conditions. However it seems to be a compact and well-shaped tree, which comes into bearing relatively early in the life of the tree, and appears to be self-fertile. (Most European plums come into bearing after about 4 years on the St. Julien A rootstock).

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Developed in Kent, UK, released for sale in 2000.

Guinevere characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • 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 origin2000
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Fruit colourPurple