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A complex Russian Plum – Kolonovidnaja

Unlike most fruiting trees, this is very columnar. A cross between Prunus domestica, Prunus cerasus and Prunus cerasifera. A relatively small to medium plum, of exquisite taste. The variety is very hardy and has good resistance to fungal diseases. If … Continue reading

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A really nice looking rarity – Plum ‘Manaccan’

An old Cornish variety of plum.Originating from the Manaccan area of Cornwall. A chance wild seedling. A really nice looking rarity, yellow skin with a orange/pink hue. Makes good eating, sweet but not too sweet, but a bit drier than … Continue reading

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Three Plum varieties already ripe for 2017 – Mirabelle Countess, Najdena & Aprikyra

Amazingly we have 3 plum varieties that are being grown outside that are already ripe. Whats even more, is they look very similar. The 2 photos above are a variety called Mirabelle Countess. The above 2 varieties are called Najdena … Continue reading

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Date Plum – Diospyros Lotus – in flower

As a comparison with previous blog article here we have some Date Plum (Diospyros Lotus) in flower. Whereas the Diospyros Kaki flowers were something like 20mm across. These flowers are only 4mm across. Much much smaller, which goes in proportion … Continue reading

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Is your plum tree looking a bit tatty ?

I have a few small plum trees that look extremely tatty. Is was not until I unwound the rabbit spirals I found the problem. Can you spot the culprit in the below photo Here it is, or I should say … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Avalon’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Plum ‘Avalon’ is described as a mid season, but this year its being harvested now. The taste of this is a definite improvement on a Victoria, it has a sweetness and a complex but excellent flavour. It is not as … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Biricoccolo Vesuviano’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Plum ‘Biricoccolo Vesuviano’ harvested today. Not a very large plum, but ideal for children. The skin has a slight fuzziness to it, and is a lovely dark red colour all around. The taste is sweet and a flavour that I … Continue reading

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Japanese Plum ‘Shiro’ finally all harvested 19th Aug 2015

A relatively long ripening period form the first to the last. This could be due to the position of the tree being in partial shade. You can buy these fruit in the supermarkets, but I have never really sought them … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Herman’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Plum ‘Herman’ harvested today. Not a particularly large plum, but full of flavour, especially for this time of year for Prunus Domestica varieties. Bloom on the outside of the skin and a clinging stone.

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Mirabelle Plum ‘Countess’ now being harvested 8th Aug 2015

Now here we have an early Mirabelle plum. It originated in the Ukraine and is dark red skinned with yellow flesh with slight reddening of the flesh under the skin. The flesh is quite firm with little juice, its taste … Continue reading

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