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Fruit Trees
Monarch Plum Plum

Prunus domestica
A good self-fertile late culinary plum

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1883

Pollination:  Monarch Plum is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

Monarch Plum Plum Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2014/15 planting season. Our 2015/16 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
Pixy - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Sold out £22.00
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2015/16 £18.00
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price* Sold out £12.00
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price* Sold out £22.00
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden 2015/16 £18.50
Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard Sold out £29.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2014 to March 2015
2015/16 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2015/16. Orders taken from May 2015
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2014 to March 2015. May be available again winter 15/16

History and description of Monarch Plum

Raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK c 1883 from an open pollinated Autumn Compote. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in 1894. Was widely grown commercially in the UK as a late variety.

Large, round fruit. Blue-black, bloomy skin often with some white dots. Greenish yellow, firm flesh. Free stone. Not much flavour as a dessert plum but good flavour and colour as a cooker.

Very vigorous upright tree with large round leaves. Tollerates light soils well. Fairly good cropper.

Main characteristics of Monarch Plum

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Disease resistance  Silver Leaf: Resistant
Suitable for Shade

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Autumn Compote