Plum - Warwickshire Drooper

Warwickshire Drooper Plum

Prunus domestica
A heavy cropping late yellow plum. Attractive tree with weeping habit.

Origin: Warwickshire UK

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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees



Warwickshire Drooper 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
Price
Quantity
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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History and description of Warwickshire Drooper

The Dundale plum from Kent, UK is believed to be the original Warwickshire Drooper. However it was in the Midlands where it was first grown on a commercial scale and was known as Magnum. This name has now been replaced by Warwickshire Drooper. Traditionally it was grown on its roots and propagated from suckers. It was also used as a rootstock in the Midlands.

Medium sized, oval-oblong fruit. Yellow skin speckled with red spots, brownish russet patches and covered with a thin grey bloom. Tender, yellow flesh. Thick skinned. Quite sweet. Fruit hangs well on the tree.

Very vigorous tree with a conspicuous weeping habit. Very heavy regular cropper. Attractive tree particularly in the early autumn when it has long hanging branches full of yellow plums.



Main characteristics of Warwickshire Drooper

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

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Northern Britain
Shade

Pollination date  18
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Other names  Magnum Bonum