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Coe's Golden Drop Plum

Prunus domestica
A very attractive yellow plum considered by many as the best flavoured of all plums.

Origin: Suffolk UK 1880

Pollination:  Coe's Golden Drop is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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History and description of Coe's Golden Drop

Coe's Golden Drop is the best known of several varieties produced by Jervaise Coe, a gardener at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in the late 18th Century. Coe believed the original seedling to have arisen from a cross between a Greengage and a White Magnum Bonum growing nearby. Was grown commercially in the UK.

Large, oval, fruit with a tapered neck to the stalk. Golden yellow skin with reddish brown specks and cinnamon bloom. Tender, juicy golden yellow flesh. Sweet with an excellent apricot flavour. Stone free. Keeps well after picking.

Moderately vigorous spreading tree. It is a light and erratic cropper needing good growing conditions and so only suitable for warm and sheltered locations.



Main characteristics of Coe's Golden Drop

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  L Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Cropping Light

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Old Greengage (?)White Magnum Bonum (?)
Progeny  Bryanston Gage (?)Laxton's IdealSevern CrossThames Cross
Sports  Crimson Drop
Other names  Bury Seedlng, Coe's Imperial, Coe's Plum, Fair's Golden, Golden Gage, King of Plums, Silver Prune