Plum - Cox's Emperor

Cox's Emperor Plum

Prunus domestica
Cox's Emperor is a large red culinary plum with good flavour and reliable cropping

Origin: Wales 1875

Pollination:  Cox's Emperor is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Cox's Emperor Plum Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Cox's Emperor

Cox's Emperor plum has confused origins but believed to have originated in Denbigh, North Wales c 1785.

Large, round-oblong fruit. Dark red skin with numerous small yellow dots. Firm, golden yellow flesh with clinging stone. Sweet with good flavour.

Quite a vigorous tree with very large leaves. Blossoms before leaves are open. Good yields.



Main characteristics of Cox's Emperor

Use Culinary
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Cropping Good

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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