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Ruby is the largest fruit of all cherry plums

Origin: Ukraine,

Pollination: Ruby is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Ruby damson, cherry plum and bullace trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Ruby

Ruby cherry plum originates from Ukraine. It produces the largest fruit of any of the cherry plums. The fruit has red skin but also dark red flesh with a peach like flavour. It can be eaten fresh but like other cherry plums it is more commonly used for cooking. The tree has an upright growth habit and produces attractive white blossom in early spring. It is partially self-fertile.

Characteristics of Ruby damson, cherry plum and bullace trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useEarly Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date2
Pollination groupA
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners