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Primate Plum

Prunus domestica
A large late season red/purple plum

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1889

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

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Primate 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 Primate

Primate plum was raised by Rivers Nurseries at Sawbridgeworth. It first fruited in 1889, was introduced in 1897 and received the Award of Merit from the RHS in 1895. The fruit is larege with a red/purple skin. It has yellow, juicy flesh with a fair flavour and cooks well.



Main characteristics of Primate

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Red
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  M Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Light

Pollination date  27
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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