Plum - Edwards

Edwards Plum

Prunus domestica
Very large attractive looking dual purpose plum

Origin: USA 1930

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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Edwards 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
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Edwards

Found in Oakland, California by L C Edwards c 1930 and ifirst received in the UK in 1960.

Very large, oval, slightly necked fruit. Blue-black bloomy skin. Firm, yellow, juicy flesh. Clinging stone. Considered primarily as a culinary variety but quite sweet and pleasant as a dessert variety when fully ripe. As a culinary plum its large size makes it very convenient for making jams and chutneys.

Produces a vigorous spreading tree. Good reliable and often heavy cropper. Branches susceptible to breaking under the heavy weight of a crop.

Main characteristics of Edwards

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

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Cropping Good

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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