Plum - Denniston's Superb

Denniston's Superb Plum

Prunus domestica
An excellent self-fertile sweet yellow gage like dessert plum

Origin: USA 1790

Pollination:  Denniston's Superb is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Denniston's Superb 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
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
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WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard

History and description of Denniston's Superb

Denniston's Superb was originally raised from an open pollinated Greengage at Prince's Nursery, Flushing, New York, USA c 1790 and named Imperial Gage. It is now usually known as Denniston's Superb, a name originally given to a possibly identical cultivar believed to have been raised by Isaac Denniston, Albany, New York c 1835.

Medium sized, oval-oblong, yellow fruit. Moderately juicy, golden flesh with excellent sweet flavour. Small semi-clinging stone.

Produces a hardy tree which is self-fertile and a heavy reliable cropper. It is also a good pollinator.

Main characteristics of Denniston's Superb

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Shade
Special features Good Pollinator

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Old Greengage
Progeny  Laxton's IdealLaxton's Supreme
Other names  Imperial Gage, Stark Green Gage