Plum - Pond's Seedling

Pond's Seedling Plum

Prunus domestica
An attractive looking large late season dual purpose plum.

Origin: England 1831

Pollination:  Pond's Seedling is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Pond's Seedling 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 Pond's Seedling

Details of the origin of Pond's seedling plum are not known but it is presumed to be of English origin and to have been discovered by a person called Pond. First recorded in 1831. Has been grown commercially in the UK.

Large, oval long and slender fruit. Bright red skin with some dots. Yellow, dryish flesh. Very attractive looking but of moderate dessert quality. Good for cooking. Fruit hangs well on the tree.

Very upright tree. Hardy and heavy cropping. Crops well on chalky soils.



Main characteristics of Pond's Seedling

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Good
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  26
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Merton Gage