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Warwickshire Drooper plum trees

Prunus domestica
Warwickshire Drooper
Warwickshire Drooper is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
Warwickshire Drooper is a good quality dual-purpose yellow plum, with heavy crops.

Warwickshire Drooper plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR12-year bush-trained bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £49.75
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £38.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £47.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £51.00
    Large tree (3m-5m 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.

Warwickshire Drooper is an attractive medium / large English yellow plum, grown commercially in the first half of the 20th century. The plums have a pleasant flavour when ripe, but are mainly used for cookery.

How to grow

Warwickshire Drooper is easy to grow, and notably hardy. It produces a relatively large tree, with a spreading / drooping habit.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Although grown commercially in Warwickshire, this variety originates from the Worcestershire / Gloucestershire area.

Warwickshire Drooper characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow