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Monarch Plum Plum

Prunus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Monarch Plum Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

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.

Main characteristics of Monarch Plum

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Disease resistance  Silver Leaf: Resistant
Suitable for Shade

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Autumn Compote