Plum - Purple Pershore

Purple Pershore Plum

Prunus domestica
One of the best culinary plums. Excellent for jam and stewing.

Origin: Worcestershire UK 1877

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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Purple Pershore 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
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Purple Pershore

Purple Pershore plum was raised at Drake's Broughton near Pershore, Worcestershire, UK by Walter Martin c 1877 from a cross bewteen Diamond and Rivers Early Prolific. Grown commercially in the UK.

Medium large, oval fruit with a distinct neck. Purple skin turning blue-black when fully ripe covered with a lighter coloured bloom. Firm, dry, yellow flesh. Quite sharp flavour. Best used as a cooking plum producing an excellent colour and flavour when stewed or made into jam. Also very suitable for freezing and using during the winter. If allowed to ripen well it can be used as a dessert plum.

Moderately vigrous tree with pendulous branches. Heavy but irregular cropper.

Main characteristics of Purple Pershore

Use Culinary
Colour Purple
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Silver Leaf: Resistant
Suitable for Shade

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  DiamondRivers Early Prolific
Other names  Purple Egg, Martin's Seedling