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Ariel



A pinkish red self-fertile plum with excellent flavour.

Origin: Sweden, 1960

Pollination: Ariel is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Ariel plum and gage trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Ariel

Ariel plum was raised at Alnarp, Sweden from a cross between Autumn Compote and Count Althan's Gage. Introduced in 1960.

Medium large, oval-oblong fruit. Pinkish red fruit. Firm juicy golden flesh. Semi-clinging stone. Attractive looking with excellent flavour but fruit is susceptible to cracking and splitting particular in wet seasons. Can be used both as a dessert and culinary plum.

Very vigorous upright tree cropping regularly. Very susceptible to bacterial canker and therefore not suitable for humid locations.

Characteristics of Ariel plum and gage trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourRed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useM Sep
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearing
CroppingGood
Pollination date17
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageAutumn Compote
Count Althann's Gage