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Sanctus Hubertus plum trees

Prunus domestica
Sanctus Hubertus
Sanctus Hubertus is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Awards: RHS AGM (former) 1993
One of the best cropping early-season plums.

Sanctus Hubertus plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £38.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £38.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £41.25
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

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.

Sanctus Hubertus is a good-cropping early-season blue / purple plum. It typically ripens in late July in the UK.

This is a dual-purpose variety. For eating fresh make sure the plums are fully ripe before picking, at which point they should have a fairly rich sweet flavour. For use in the kitchen pick them a bit earlier.

History

Despite the traditional-sounding name, Sanctus Hubertus is actually quite a recent plum variety, introduced in the 1960s. It is a cross between two old European varieties, Mater Dolorosa and Early Rues. It is named after Saint Hubert, a Bishop of Liege in the 9th century. 

Sanctus Hubertus characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - darkPurple - light
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • AwardsRHS AGM (former)