Plum - Curlew

Curlew Plum

Prunus domestica
A blue mid season cooking plum

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1875

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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Curlew Plum Trees for sale - order online

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
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*

History and description of Curlew

Raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK in 1875 and first introduced in 1886.

Medium-large, blue-black, bloomy fruit. Very clear yellow, mealy flesh with poor flavour. Clinging stone. Suitable only for cooking.

Vigorous tree with long downy shoots. Blossom opens well before leaves.

Main characteristics of Curlew

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Olympia