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President Plum

Prunus domestica
Very large blue dual purpose plum

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1901

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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

President 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
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
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History and description of President

Raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK and introduced in 1901. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1895 and a First Class Certificate in 1905. Good keeping qualities have made it a successful commercial variety in Europe and America.

Very Large, oval, blue-black fruit. Quite juicy, greenish yellow flesh. Free stone. Pleasant sweet flavour and suitable as a dessert plum. Excellent cooker. Stores well and can also be dried.

Vigorous upright tree. Regular but moderate cropper. Branches tend to be brittle and break if crop is heavy. Susceptible to bacterial canker.

Main characteristics of President

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

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Susceptible
Suitable for Shade
Special features Good for Drying

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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