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Kentish Bush Plum

Prunus domestica
A heavy cropping and disease resistant cooking plum

Origin: Kent UK 1836

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

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Kentish Bush 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 Kentish Bush

Believed to have been found in a hedgerow in Bobbing near Sittingbourne, Kent, UK c 1836.

Medium sized, round squarish fruit. Blue-black bloomy skin with yellow or russety dots. Firm flesh but rather dry and mealy. Clinging stone. Not much flavour and useless as a dessert plum. Excellent as a cooker and good for jam making. The fruit hangs on the tree without derioration to the end of September.

Vigorous upright tree. Very hardy and resistant to disease. Self-fertile producing reliable heavy crops.

Main characteristics of Kentish Bush

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  E Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  25
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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