Plum - Swan

Swan Plum

Prunus domestica
A red dual purpose plum

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1885

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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Swan 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
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Swan

Raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK 1885.

Medium large, round-oval fruit. Dark red skin usually covered with a heavy purple bloom and tiny primrose dots. Juicy, sweet flesh. Pleasant flavour. Fair as a dessert variety but better suited to culinary use. Upright tree of moderate growth. Fairly good cropper.

Main characteristics of Swan

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners