Plums, gages and damsons are closely related. Topfive® represents a much sought-after alternative to the previous early varieties and Cacak's Schöne: On the one hand, Cacak's Schöne has been the most widely planted plum variety in commercial cultivation throughout Europe and as soon as its harvest starts, also price pressure sets in. The fruits are medium to large in size, dark blue in colour and with fringes. Jojo® colours bright blue long before it is ready for consumption, which often tempts an early harvest. Plums, gages and damsons are closely related. Stanley – The Stanley is the go-to for European plums. Relatively resistant to late frost. It s a semi-wild plum of damson type from the area of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire centred arround Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. Jofela is crossed from the so far only sharka-immune variety ´Jojo´ and the taste excellent ´Felsina´ and combines their advantages: Spicy, very long, dark purple fruits with a long harvest period and a beautiful and healthy tree structure. Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. It needs a wine-growing climate to develop its flavour. Prunus domestica (plum). Name: Oullins Gage AGMGroup: GagePollination group: Self-fertile Season of use: Mid-August Quality: FairComments: Greenish-yellow fruits. Cultivars marked partly self-fertile and self incompatible need cross-pollination with another tree in the same pollination group, or adjacent groups. 020 3176 5800 Rootstocks: Most tree fruits are grafted onto rootstocks. The Hauszwetschke ("house plum") can only be recommended in sharka-free areas. The tree grows moderately strong and forms flat, broad crowns. Sharka tolerance, good initial yields, high resistance to bursting and not least its fruit quality make Pitestean interesting for increased cultivation despite pollen sterility and tendency to alternate. the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9. These are extremely sweet plums that have dark burgundy to purple skin and juicy yellow-orange to amber flesh. Ripens between Topking® and Topper®, at about the same time as Hanita® but with a significantly longer harvest period. Taste: Flavour is one of the important consideration for most gardeners. This medium to large plum (32-36g) ripens in early September, is dark blue in colour and smeared. As fertilizers Hanita, Haroma, Katinka and Cacaks Schöne are recommended. The flesh is yellow-green, juicy - soft, has a very high sugar and acid content and a very good taste quality. The tree grows moderately strong, is self-fertile and tolerant to sharka. The loose, broad and moderately strong growth makes Jojo stand out positively in every range, both for flat crowns and spindle cultivation. The flesh is juicy, yellow to yellow-green with excellent taste (best of the Cacaks´ varieties), high sugar content and very good stone-removal properties. Early Italian – The Early Italian is an old, well-known variety of blue plum that is also called “Early Fellenberg”. Click here for our in depth description of this plum tree with pictures. View the Maturity Chart PDF. The very large (50-65g) ovoid to oblong fruits are deep dark blue - steel blue colored with slight blurring. Another plus point for this variety is that it crops over an unusually long period of about ten days. is the result of a free blossoming of Cacak's Beste in the fruit growing department of the Geisenheim Research Institute and matures here with Valjevka from the beginning until mid-September. Unfortunately, the fruit does not store for long, so must be eaten or preserved. Tophit® combines the advantages of President - very large fruit, high yield, long shelf life - with a bright blue fruit colour and good taste. The flesh is light yellow, firm, juicy, stone-dissolving with good taste and high baking quality. Dark blue all around with steel-blue coloration, very sweet, pleasant fruit size and ripening one week before Cacak's Schöne, these are probably the biggest advantages of this Geisenheim new variety from Cacak's Beste x Auerbacher. Jojo® matures just before the Hauszwetschke and can remain on the tree for a very long time. The tree grows moderately strong with many early shoots. Alternatively, try fan training. Adjust accordingly for other locations.) Plum Varieties. The fruits ripen from early to mid-September and are dark blue in colour with golden yellow flesh, good stone solubility and a balanced sugar-acid ratio. 2170 Poysdorf The stone removability and transportability are good. Damsons are usually cooked or turned into jam. Otherwise, the fruit may lose its original flavor and may not taste as vigorous as it ought to. Plums are large, usually soft-fleshed – perfect for eating or cooking (depending on the cultivar). Pixy is a useful rootstock for pyramid-grown cultivars as it has a certain amount of dwarfing effect. The `Cacaks Schöne´ is currently the most planted variety for the wholesale market due to its transport firmness and very good shelf life. Disease resistance: Resistance to disease is another consideration which varies between cultivars, with modern types often having higher levels of resistance than traditional ones. With its pleasant firmness and its great taste, the Early Italian is one of the highest caliber plums Michigan has to offer. (+43) 664 16 16 488 Damsons are especially hardy and have a spicy, tart flavour and are good cooked and jammed. Tel: The flesh is greenish-yellow, juicy, tastes good - slightly sourish and usually detaches well from the large, long stone. This Romanian variety ripens between Ersinger and Cacaks Schöne and was particularly remarkable in 1997 for its high yield in flower frost locations. Customer Service. is a particularly attractive new variety from Hanita x Cacak's Schöne and ripens one week after Cacak's Schöne. Damsons are especially hardy and have a spicy, tart flavour and are good cooked and jammed. Name: Imperial Gage (Denniston’s Superb) AGMGroup: GagePollination group: Self-fertile Season of use: Late AugustQuality: GoodComments: Greenish-yellow fruits; reliable. ripens after Presenta and Elena and is very interesting because of its late ripening. The medium-sized (32-36g), oblong fruits are dark blue in colour with a very strong scent. Since a good, firm variety for baking is missing during this ripening period, Katinka® is recommended above all as baking plum; it has the ideal diameter of approx. Fax: If the grower attaches particular importance to the yield, ´Gunser´ as a somewhat precocious type and ´Wolff´ are recommended. E-Mail:, Für die Betrachung der Webseite wird JavaScript benötigt.