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Kirke's Plum

Prunus domestica
Considered as one of the finest flavoured dessert plums.

Origin: London UK 1831

Pollination:  Kirke's is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Kirke's 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
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Kirke's

Raised by Joseph Kirke at his nursery on Brompton Road, London sometime prior to 1831.

Medium sized, round oval fruit. Blue-black skin with a blue bloom. Greenish yellow juicy flesh. Free stone. Its very pleasant sweet flavour make it one of the choicest of dessert plums. Good also for drying.

Small spreading tree. Best grown in sheltered positions. Ideal for training on a south facing wall. Light cropper.

Main characteristics of Kirke's

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

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Cropping Light
Suitable for Late Frost
Special features Good for Drying

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Other names  Kirk's Blue