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Early Favourite Plum

Prunus domestica
A small early purple dual purpose plum with good flavour and cropping

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1820

Pollination:  Early Favourite is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

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Early Favourite 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 Early Favourite

Raised from an open pollinated Precoce de Tours by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK in 1820 and introduced c 1834.

Small, round-oval fruit. Blue-black skin with bloom. Tender, juicy, green flesh. Sweet with good flavour. Can be used as both a dessert and culinary plum.

Vigorous tree which crops well.



Main characteristics of Early Favourite

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Blue
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Small
Season of use  L July

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Cropping Good

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Incompatibility group 0
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Blue ProlificOpal