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

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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