Plum - Dittisham Ploughman

Dittisham Ploughman Plum

Prunus domestica
An old local variety from Devon best as a culinary plum but also a reasonable dessert plum

Origin: Devon UK

Pollination:  Dittisham Ploughman is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Dittisham Ploughman 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
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Dittisham Ploughman

A local variety originally grown in Dittisham in the Dart Valley, Devon, UK. It probably arose from a seedling found in the area. The trees were traditionally raised from suckers.

Medium-large sized, oval-oblong, red fruit not unlike a roundish Victoria. Juicy flesh with a fair flavour and free stone. Makes excellent jam.

Main characteristics of Dittisham Ploughman

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Red
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  M Aug

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners