Tag Archives: prunus

Flat Donut Peach – All the rage for children to eat

The flat Donut Peach, is all the rage for children to eat. Relatively small size, and easy for children to handle. Sometimes they are called UFO or Saturn peaches. I think UFO is a trade name. They are no more … Continue reading

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Peach – Bonanza (dwarf patio)

This is one of the first peaches that has ripened, that we grow in the greenhouse in pots. Then when all fear of frost has gone, they are put outside. These are supposed to be more of a peachy pink … Continue reading

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Sticky Gum exuding from Plum tree – Gummosis

I am asked a number of times, as to what the sticky gum is exuding from plum trees. Most often it is called ‘Gummosis’. This can brought on by stresses to a tree. In our orchard this only occurs with … Continue reading

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Peach Flowers 23rd March 2019

Here we have just a selection of Peaches that are in flower now. Peach Flat – UFO 4 ® Description –Ripening date is -23 days before Redhaven. Its is an Italian variety that produces high and consistent flat fruit. With … 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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First outdoor Apricots “Ninfa” of 2017 season

First outdoor Apricots “Ninfa” of 2017 season. Well I had to gather them, as we are experiencing gusty winds and they were being knocked off. They look like they another 2 weeks of ripening. So they are now in a … Continue reading

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Rochester Peach variety now harvested 29th Aug 2015

Well there were only 2 peaches on this ‘Rochester’ variety peach tree. I have been watching them for months now, they are my little babies. They have reached there peak, so I have had gather them in, and do the … 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 ‘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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