Plum - Diamond

Diamond Plum

Prunus domestica
An excellent culinary plum with a sharp damson like flavour

Origin: Kent UK 1830

Pollination:  Diamond is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Diamond 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 Diamond

Originally found as a wild seedling growing in a hedgerow in Brenchley, Kent, UK by a farm labourer called Diamond. It was propagated and introduced in 1830 by a nurseryman called Hooker.

Medium large oval fruit with a rather pointed end. A light blue bloom over the almost black skin gives an attractive glowing appearance to the fruit. The pale yellow flesh is quite dry and acid. Very good damson-like flavour and colour when cooked. Excellent for bottling. Good for freezing and using as a cooking plum during the winter.

Produces a vigorous upright tree. Irregular cropping. Will grow on its own roots.



Main characteristics of Diamond

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Suitable for Late Frost
Shade

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  Purple Pershore
Other names  Black Diamond, Kentish Diamond