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Herman plum trees

Prunus domestica
Herman
Herman is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Herman is one of the best quality early-season plum varieties, blue/purple with yellow flesh.

Herman 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 £47.00
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  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £46.00
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £30.00
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  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £37.50
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  • BR31-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £32.00
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  • BR41-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £28.50
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  • BR52-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £36.00
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  • BR62-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £39.00
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Herman is one of the earliest plums available, ripening in mid-July in southern England. It is medium size, with a blue-black color, yellow flesh - similar to its parent, Czar, but with a better eating flavour, and ripening earlier.

Herman is a free-stone plum - the stone falls away easily from the flesh.

How to grow

Like Czar, Herman tolerates less than ideal growing conditions but if growing for dessert use then a sunnier aspect will help. It was developed to be cold-hardy.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Herman was developed at the SLU Balsgard research station in southern Sweden in the 1970s, a cross between Czar and Ruth Gerstetter.

Herman characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originSweden
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourPurple

Similar varieties

  • Katinka
    A very early-season dual-purpose dark-blue plum with an excellent flavour.