Plum - Yellow Pershore

Yellow Pershore Plum

Prunus domestica
One of the best and most popular traditional English cooking plums

Origin: Worcestershire UK 1827

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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Yellow 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
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Yellow Pershore

Original seedling found by George Crooke in Tiddesley Woods, Pershore, Worcesetershire, UK in 1827. It was widely planted in Worcestershire and later commercially elsewhere in the UK. Traditionally it was propagated from suckers which grew into medium sized compact trees. It has also been also used as a rootstock.

Medium sized, slightly necked, oval fruit. Canary yellow bloomy skin. Firm, dry, yellow flesh. Not much flavour as a dessert plum but an excellent cooking plum. Will keep well if picked before fully ripe. Very good for freezing.

A compact tree of moderate vigour. Hardy, disease resistant and self-fertile. Heavy cropper with a tendency to overcrop. Can be grow on its own roots.

Main characteristics of Yellow Pershore

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Resistant
Silver Leaf: Resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Yellow Egg, Pershore