Plum - Washington

Washington Plum

Prunus domestica
Washington is a large old American yellow gage

Origin: USA 1790

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

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Washington Plum Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Washington

There are two accounts of the origin of Washington. One is that it was raised as a seedling at Prince's Nursery, Flushing, New York c 1790. The other is that it arose from suckers from the rootstock of Greengage tree killed at Delancy Farm in New York c 1814.

Large, round-oblong fruit. Yellow skin with small red dots or occasionally red or pink flush. Firm, clear yellow, juicy flesh. Delicious dessert variety with a pleasant aroma.

Dwarfish, upright tree with very large leaves. Poor cropping.



Main characteristics of Washington

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Light

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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