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Purple Pershore

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.  Pollination partners

Purple Pershore plum and gage trees for sale

VVA-1 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £22.50
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £34.50
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £55.50 Sold-out
WA-VIT rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £22.50
Adaptabil rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £22.50
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £55.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £34.50
St Julien A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £22.50
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £22.50 Sold-out

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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.

Characteristics of Purple Pershore plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useM Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceSilver Leaf - Resistant
Suitable forShade
Pollination date22
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
Rivers Early Prolific