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Prunus domestica 'Excalibur'


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photo by Claire Higgins, copyright GAP Photos (282970)

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A good, reddish-purple plum (raised in 1970) producing large, sweet fruit that's ready for picking in mid-August. It isn't self-fertile, and needs a different adjacent plum to fruit. Plums can be grown as fans against walls or cordons, or half-standard or standard trees. Since the spring flowers are easily damaged by frost (which adversely affects the crop), throw a fleece over the bush if a frost is predicted.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: domestica

Cultivar: Excalibur

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 400cm

Time to plant: September to November

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