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Prunus domestica 'Purple Pershore'

Plum

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Flower colour

White

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Jonathan Buckley, copyright GAP Photos (56939)

Plant details

Similar to 'Pershore Yellow Egg', except that the medium-sized fruit, which crops in mid- to late August, is slightly lopsided and reddish-purple. Again, it's best used for making jams, etc., not being the juiciest, sweetest kind that's eaten straight off the branch. 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: Purple Pershore

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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