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Plum Tree Pollarded and new shoots

I have a plum tree in my orchard, that is growing on the wrong rootstock. As it is growing massively to tall. I cannot reach the top to harvest the small crop of scion wood or fruit. So something drastic … Continue reading

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Apricot Plum cross (Biricoccolo) Bolognese harvested 30 July 2018

Apricot Plum cross (Biricoccolo) Bolognese harvested 30 July 2018 The fruit is medium sized, regularly shaped, round or nearly round. The peel is pubescent, thin, delicate and ripe fruit cracks with ease. The flavor is sweet, with notes of apricot … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Biricoccolo Gigante di Budrio’ harvested today 19th Aug 2018

Apricot x Plum ‘Biricoccolo Gigante di Budrio’ harvested today 19th Aug 2018 Not exactly the largest of apricot x plums, the botanical Name is Prunus dasycarpa. It is very sweet and juicy with a high disease resistance. It is always … Continue reading

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Mirabelle variety Countess July 2018

Prunus cerasifera ‘Countess’ This new cherry plum hybrid produces large (3-4cm) dark red fruits that are pear drops flavour before being ripe. Then as if by magic overnight they turn to being sweet and juicy. Bred in the harsh Ukraine … Continue reading

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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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