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Severn Cross Plum

Prunus domestica
A heavy cropping self-fertile variety producing attactive large yellow dessert plums.

Origin: Somerset UK 1921

Pollination:  Severn Cross is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Severn Cross 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 Severn Cross

Raised by G T Spinks at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, UK in 1921from a cross between Coe's Golden Drop and Giant Prune. Received an RHS Award of Merit in 1951. Was grown commercially in the UK.

Very large, oval fruit. Deep golden yellow skin with a pink flush and red dots. Soft, juicy, pale yellow flesh. Sweet with good flavour. Clinging stone. Easily bruised. Fruit hangs well on the tree.

Weak growing, upright spreading tree. Very heavy cropping. Susceptible to Silver Leaf.

Main characteristics of Severn Cross

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  L Sep

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Silver Leaf: Susceptible

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Coe's Golden DropGiant Prune (?)