Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Kea plum trees

Prunus domestica
Kea is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Kea is a culinary plum from Cornwall, ideal for plum jam.

Kea plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £32.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Kea plum trees originate from the parish of Kea in the valley of the river Fal near Truro and Falmouth in Cornwall. The plums, are usually a dull dark red colour but may also be a blue/black colour. They have a sharp flavour, not particularly nice for eating fresh, but ideal for jam-making.

How to grow

The Kea plum evolved in the challenging mild damp climate of Cornwall, and as a result the trees are generally disease-resistant and easy to grow. Kea plums are reasonably self-fertile and a pollinator variety is not needed, although cropping will be improved if there is another different plum variety nearby.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Kea characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colourBlue - darkRed
  • Fruit sizeSmall

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