Plum - Marjorie's Seedling

Marjorie's Seedling Plum

Prunus domestica
A very popular late plum mainly for culinary use but also a reasonable dessert plum

Origin: Berkshire UK 1912

Pollination:  Marjorie's Seedling 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

Marjorie's Seedling 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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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
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S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard
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Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Marjorie's Seedling

Found by G W Layley at Hillfoot Farm, Beenham, Berkshire, UK in 1912 and introduced in 1928. Adopted and still grown as a commercial variety in the UK.

Medium large, oval-oblong fruit. Bloomy, blue-black skin. Firm and juicy, greenish yelow flesh. Clinging stone. In a good season it can be very sweet and good as a dessert plum. Can be lacking in flavour and colour in a poor season. Good for cooking. Fruit hangs well on the tree until the first autumn frosts.

Vigorous upright tree. Heavy cropping

Main characteristics of Marjorie's Seedling

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Blue
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Very resistant
Silver Leaf: Very resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  26
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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