Plum - Early Orleans

Early Orleans Plum

Prunus domestica
An excellent red culinary plum and a reasonable dessert plum

Origin: France 1600

Pollination:  Early Orleans is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Early Orleans 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
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Half Standard *Reduced Price*

History and description of Early Orleans

Exact origins not known. Probably of French origin but known in the UK since the 17th Century.

Medium sized, round-oval fruit. Dark red skin with a thick purple bloom and small russet dots on the surface. Firm yellow juicy flesh. Sweet with pleasant flavour. Stone free. Excellent cooking plum and reasonable as a dessert plum.

Small tree with irregular cropping heavy in some years and light in others.

Main characteristics of Early Orleans

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

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Cropping Erratic

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Langley Bullace