Plum - Goldfinch

Goldfinch Plum

Prunus domestica
A bright yellow dessert plum with good flavour.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1906

Pollination:  Goldfinch 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

Goldfinch 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
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Goldfinch

Goldfinch plum was raised by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK 1906 from a cross between Early Transparent Gage and Jefferson's. Received Award of Merit from the RHS in 1952.

Large, round-oblong yellow fruit. Golden juicy flesh. Semi-clinging stone. Rich sweet flavour.

Compact, upright, round-headed tree. Heavy cropper with fruit ripenining irregularly over a long period.

Main characteristics of Goldfinch

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

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Early Transparent GageJefferson
Other names  Laxton's Goldfinch