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Diamond



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.  Pollination partners

Diamond plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
St Julien A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £22.50
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £34.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £22.50

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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.

Characteristics of Diamond plum and gage trees

UseCulinary
ColourBlue
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Aug
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearing
Cropping
Suitable forLate Frost
Shade
Pollination date14
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyPurple Pershore


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