Plum - Giant Prune

Giant Prune Plum

Prunus domestica
A large attractive looking self- fertile red plum

Origin: USA 1893

Pollination:  Giant Prune is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Giant Prune 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
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WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*

History and description of Giant Prune

Raised by Luther Burbank, Santa Rosa, California, USA from a cross between d'Agen and Ponds Seedling and introduced in 1893. Was at one time grown commercially in the UK.

Large, long oval fruit with a distinct neck. Bright red skin with a fine purple bloom and numerous russet dots. Firm, yellow flesh. Stone free. Attractive looking fruit but of only moderate flavour as a dessert plum. Ideal for jams or chutney making as the free stone can be separated very easily.

Produces upright tree of moderate vigour and regular but not heavy crops.

Main characteristics of Giant Prune

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Susceptible
Silver Leaf: Susceptible

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Severn Cross (?)Thames Cross
Other names  Burbanks Giant Prune