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Marjorie's Seedling



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.  Pollination partners

Marjorie's Seedling plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
VVA-1 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £19.00
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50
Brompton rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out

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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

Characteristics of Marjorie's Seedling plum and gage trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourBlue
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Sep
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearing
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceBacterial Canker - Very resistant
Silver Leaf - Very resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date26
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners