Haganta is a new large blue plum variety from German. It is one of the latest-ripening of all plums (September), and therefore a great way to extend your fresh plum season. It makes a good alternative to the traditional English late-season purple plum, Marjorie's Seedling - Haganta arguably has a better flavour, as well as being a bit later.
The plums have an attractive scent. They also last well, both on the tree and then can be kept for a couple of weeks in a fridge without loss of quality.
Haganta is one of the heaviest-cropping of all plums (although not in the same league as Victoria). The stone separates quite easily from the flesh (free-stone).
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Haganta is partially self-fertile, and also has good disease resistant. The tree is fairly vigorous and productive.
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Haganta was developed at the University of Hohenheim in Germany, and released in 1985. It was developed to have specific resistance to the plum Sharka virus.
It was developed from a Canadian variety called Valor, which in turn is derived from two old plum varieties, Imperial Epineuse and Grand Duke.