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Kea



An old local Cornish cooking plum

Origin: Cornwall UK,

Pollination: Kea is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Kea plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
Adaptabil rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00 Sold-out

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

History and description of Kea

Arose probabably from a chance seedling from Kea near Truro, Cornwall, UK. It was traditionally propagated from suckers and grown locally in the Kea area. Both a red and blue-black variations of this variety have been known and are sometimes referred to as the Red Kea and the Black Kea respectively.

Small, oval-oblong fruit. Red, bloomy skin. Greenish yellow, juicy flesh. Clinging stone. Rather acid flavour. Useful mainly for jam making.

Vigorous tree. Good cropping.

Characteristics of Kea plum and gage trees

UseCulinary
ColourRed
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking time
Season of useM Aug
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habit
Fruit-bearing
CroppingGood
Suitable forShade
Pollination date21
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners