Plum - Jefferson

Jefferson Plum

Prunus domestica
A sweet dessert gage very much like a large greengage

Origin: USA 1825

Pollination:  Jefferson is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Jefferson 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
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained *Reduced Price*
(was £35)
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard
(was £29.5)
Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Jefferson

Raised in Albany, New York, USA c 1825 probably from an open pollinated Coe's Golden Drop. Introduced to the UK in 1841. Grown commercially in the UK in the past.

Medium sized, round-oval fruit. Yelowish green skin often with a pink flush and bronze markings. Golden yellow, firm, very juicy flesh. Semi-clinging stone. Rich sweet flavour. Excellent dessert plum. Moderately vigorous tree. Good but not heavy cropper. Needs fairly good growing conditions.

Main characteristics of Jefferson

Use Dessert
Colour Green
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Slightly resistant
Silver Leaf: Slightly resistant
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  GoldfinchUtility