Plum - Olympia

Olympia Plum

Prunus domestica
A heavy cropping dual purpose plum

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1904

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

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Olympia Plum Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Olympia

Raised by Laxton Bros 1904 from a cross between Curlew and Rivers Early Prolific. Received Award of Merit from the RHS in 1933.

Medium large, oval fruit. Blue-black bloomy skin. Firm, juicy, yellow flesh. Clinging stone. Distinctive sweet flavour. Fair dessert plum but better as a cooker.

A fairly vigorous, spreading tree. Hardy and heavy cropping.



Main characteristics of Olympia

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Hardy

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Rivers Early ProlificCurlew