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Monarch Plum

A good self-fertile late culinary plum

Origin: Hertfordshire UK, 1883

Pollination: Monarch Plum is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Monarch Plum plum and gage trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Monarch Plum

Raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK c 1883 from an open pollinated Autumn Compote. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in 1894. Was widely grown commercially in the UK as a late variety.

Large, round fruit. Blue-black, bloomy skin often with some white dots. Greenish yellow, firm flesh. Free stone. Not much flavour as a dessert plum but good flavour and colour as a cooker.

Very vigorous upright tree with large round leaves. Tollerates light soils well. Fairly good cropper.

Characteristics of Monarch Plum plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useSep
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceSilver Leaf - Resistant
Suitable forShade
Pollination date17
Pollination groupB
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageAutumn Compote