Plum - Orleans

Orleans Plum

Prunus domestica
A very old French cooking plum

Origin: France 1600

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

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Orleans 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 Orleans

Probably originated in France in the 17th Century. Original name was Brignole Violette but has been known as Orleans in Britain since the mid 18th Century.

Medium sized, round fruit. Bloomy red, often mottled skin. Sweet, juicy flesh but lacking in flavour and best used as a cooker. Free stone.

Weak growing, upright tree with very large, roundish leaves.



Main characteristics of Orleans

Use Culinary
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright

Pollination date  25
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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