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Haganta plum trees

Prunus domestica
Haganta

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 flavor, 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).

Haganta 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 St. Julien rootstock £42.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £23.45
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £24.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Haganta is partially self-fertile, and also has good disease resistant. The tree is fairly vigorous and productive.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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.

Haganta characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Cling-stoneFreestone

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

  • Plum pox virus (Sharka)Very resistant
  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin2000
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark