Plum - Czar

Czar Plum

Prunus domestica
One of the most popular cooking plums. Excellent colour and flavour.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1871

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

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We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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History and description of Czar

Czar plum was raised from a cross between Prince Englebert and Rivers Early Prolific by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK in 1871. As the Russian Emperor was on a visit to the UK at the time the variety was named Czar in his honour. It became an established commercial variety in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

Medium sized, oval-oblong fruit. Blue-black bloomy skin. Tender yellowish green flesh. Pleasant sharp flavour. Usually considered as a cooking plum but sweet enough when ripe to make a good dessert plum. Stone is small and free. Can be tough skinned.

Compact hardy tree suitable for most parts of the UK and areas subject to spring frosts. It is also suitable for locations with heavy and acid soils.It tollerates shade and can be grown on a North facing wall. Heavy reliable cropping. Large attractive blossom. Susceptible to Silver Leaf.

Main characteristics of Czar

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  E Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Silver Leaf: Susceptible
Bacterial Canker: Slightly resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Prince EnglebertRivers Early Prolific
Progeny  Blue TitEddaHermanRuth Gerstetter