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Denniston's Superb

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.  Pollination partners

Denniston's Superb plum and gage trees for sale

VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
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St Julien A rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out

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.

Characteristics of Denniston's Superb plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Suitable forShade
Special featuresGood Pollinator
Pollination date19
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageOld Greengage
ProgenyLaxton's Ideal
Laxton's Supreme