Plum - Ariel

Ariel Plum

Prunus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Ariel 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
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden

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.

Main characteristics of Ariel

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  M Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Good

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Autumn CompoteCount Althann's Gage