Prunus domestica 'Pershore Yellow Egg'


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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (270030)

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Usually grown for making jam (there are sweeter kinds for eating straight off the branch), it crops in mid- to late August. The fruit is medium-sized, oval and golden yellow. The big advantage of growing 'Pershore Yellow Egg' is that it's self-fertile, and won't need another nearby 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: Pershore Yellow Egg

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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