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Giant Prune



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.  Pollination partners

Giant Prune plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
Adaptabil rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous)*Reduced price* £12.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £28.50 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00

*Reduced price trees have not grown sufficiently to meet our standard specification, and are therefore offered at a lower price. They should still become fully developed trees but may take a bit longer.


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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.

Characteristics of Giant Prune plum and gage trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourRed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useSep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearing
Cropping
Disease resistanceBacterial Canker - Susceptible
Silver Leaf - Susceptible
Pollination date23
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenySevern Cross
Thames Cross