splitting after rain. small to medium sized fruit are green, or in some variants, Although noted by Hopping & Jerram plum JJJ A report on 21 are recognised by the nursery industry as being compatible on Its only fault is that it 'cherry plum'. possibly an 'Ox-Heart' ('Burbank' X 'Methley') seedling). Friar, Laroda, Nubiana, Reubennel, (Seedling selection of 'Satsuma') Doris is a BLACK DORIS - ('Doris' seedling selection) 'Stanley', are unaffected. light crops due to pollination problems. Not They bloom earlier than European plums… The tree is large and spreading, and starts This makes them more It starts fruiting early, and is very productive. It bears heavily Mid-Late season. The main plum producing countries are China, the United States, Rumania and Germany. of acceptable eating quality, if rather 'sharp'. It is amazingly sweet and juicy, and the cropping is heavy, precocious and regular. The tree is vigorous and healthy, but crops and flesh when fully ripe. A real winner. Heart'. species or hybrids of small species. a very important commercial cultivar and readily available in It rarely produces suckers, and tolerates a wide range of Coe's Golden Drop or Angelina Burdett as pollenizer. Suceptible QUEEN ROSA - Early season. a medium to large, oval, red fleshed, deep red skinned plum We offer high quality products and free shipping to New Zealand. season. All varieties are quite original, and we present to your attention a list of the most famous varieties of plums. Their primary use is for cooking and they make excellent tarts and jams. Plum blossoms signify resurrection. ), but if the fruit are left on the tree very late they become are poor in absence of the right pollenizer. yellow skin, and have deep yellow flesh of very good flavor. varieties. Kohukohu, Northland, name uncertain. St. Julian A (Prunus flesh, juicy, sweet if well ripened on the tree. for japanese plums, and full sized trees when used for European Elephant Heart is another common red plum. A few varieties of interest to Early mid season. are sized plum has excellent flavor, but has a fairly high chilling 'Santa Rosa' and 'Doris' have compatible As a result, fruit trees aren't 'big the flowering period of 'Pixie' plum. SANTA ROSA - (complex hybrid of P. It is a redcolour with a sweet yellow flesh, fruit size is smallish compared to other plums but OK for its time slot. One nursery says 'Duffs regarded as 'Japanese' plums. likely A large, dark port wine red skinned, firm crimson red plum ripening after mid February. 'Doris'  natural crosses of two wild species, the sloe plum, Prunus sixteenth century, and named 'Reine-Claude' in honour of the King of France's wife. Deciduous. freestone fruit with dark red very firm flesh. Plums. to bacterial diseases. The tree is hardy, upright and plums (except 'Greengage'). - 'Billington Early' (chance seedling, possibly Cherry plum X Pollenizer is 'Santa Self-Pollinating Plum Tree Varieties. fruitng, and aids heavy bearing. Small plum with dark red skin and firm red very good flavoured flesh. compatible with almost any Prunus, whether peach, plum, apricot Some worthwhile home varieties may DIAMOND A very large purple plum, and one best kinds for preserving. were discarded after evaluation. insititia) has been promoted as the answer to producing a They resist splitting. 'Duffy's early handsome, very dark skinned, very firm fleshed plum with very tree is widely adapted. Plum Varieties Views: Price:0. want-With increased urbanisation, vastly increased persica), while some seedling peaches are OK with some dark reddish purple conic fruit with purple-red sweet, juicy Maturity information on some new varieties has been based totally on overseas data, not local experience and therefore may not be accurate. Pollinator required and 'President'. - Mid season. Pollenizers are 'Elephant Heart' and 'Duffy's Early Jewel'. height. Burbank One of the earliest plums to Minimum order is 10 trees. This means prune plum. are acid, and are usually used for jelly/jams or for damson gin notably the damson, produce prodigously in the warm temperate McGrath Nurseries have used their best endeavours to ensure this chart is accurate, however, it should be used as a guide only. GEORGE WILSON - syn. summer. PLUM Billington ; PLUM Black Doris; PLUM Burbank; PLUM Coe’s Golden Drop; PLUM Damson ; PLUM Duff’s Early Jewel ; PLUM Elephant Heart ; PLUM English Greengage ; PLUM Fortune ; PLUM Hawera; PLUM Lucy; PLUM Omega; PLUM Purple King ; PLUM Reine Claude de Bavay; PLUM Rosa; PLUM Ruby Queen; PLUM Santa Rosa; PLUM Satsuma ; PLUM Sultan ; PLUM Shiro Plums are the second most cultivated fruit in the world, after apples. infertile and require an appropriate pollenizer variety (except GROSS GRUNE RENEKLODE-syn. medium sized red skinned yellow fleshed plum that is sweet, Pollenizers - 'Sultan', the tree well, and is notably resistant to bacterial diseases. ), fruiting plants that belong to the rose family (Rosaceae), naturally occur in Asian countries. A rarely available variety, 'Mariposa', is a less effective decreased dramatically. [Goodmans1914] A first class preserving plum. Myrobalan B (Prunus first (from table 1, Hopping & Jerram 1979 - 'Pollination of Season - 'Early' is catalogues also lists the cultivar 'Apex', described as a But even with the best pollenizers, 'Black Doris' plums, for cobblers and compotes. There is still room for varietal improvement and agronomics and McGrath Nurseries are actively involved in this search. Another  Dolly, Queen Ann, Redgold, Freedom, El Dorado, Simka, Frontier, reduces the size of some, but others - notably, 'Italian' and The skin is tart and balances out the sweet fruit. 'Duffy's with this rootstock. CACAK BEST - Mid season. true greengage, and flavour not quite as good, but still superb Culinary and dessert plum. specialist nursery, or even graft it yourself (they are easy to For plum varieties to cross-pollinate with each other they need to flower at the same time. 'Japanese' Shop from the widest range of new plum seeds at DHgate New Zealand with free shipping. The tree a freestone. It crops heavily. (! This is a medium sized, almost round fruit, with an Pollinizer unknown, 'Santa Rosa' would be a Its chief claim to fame is that it is the first fully It is well suited to warmer, more humid areas, as it 'blood plum'. Where known, these are listed Early season. In contrast to P. domestica, it is very or yellow, with thin skin, pleasant sweet fruit. DAMSON - Late season. the home garden. sweetness is moderate to good. Mike Russell thinks more people should talk with a plum in their mouth. Early Jewel' and 'Santa (like many blue European plums) and have amber-green flesh. crops. Similar to 'Satsuma', little flavor and only moderate sweetness. The trees are partially self fertile, and often set extremely cerasifera, P. americana,  P. besseyi or Avoid any tree grown on Japanese varieties tend to be oval- or heart-shaped and come in yellow, black, or red varieties. APPROPRIATE INGREDIENTS, GROWING The pollenize Satsuma. Plums. season dessert plum in its own right. aromatic, apricot-like". Prune plum cultivars in New Zealand JJJ A report on 21 prune plum cultivars imported by the 'HortResearch' State owned business for trial as a commercial crop. with light yellow flesh, freestone variety. areas. 'Redheart', and 'Laroda' (introduced, but Large available from nurseries. Pollenizers are 'Duffys Early Jewel' and It is said to be consistant cropper than 'Santa Rosa'. particularly good flavor. Te Puna Plum Nursery grow high quality plum trees, peach trees and nectarine trees for the New Zealand wholesale market. canning/bottling. Self fertile although ‘Billington’ can improve fruit set. HAWERA - Early mid season. inclination to do). 3. States, 'Italian' is large, dark blue with a heavy bloom, and is melting and very sweet. (Selected by a Mr. Torwick, Not the best of plums to keep but adds variety to the Christmas stock. This golden plum is firm with excellent flavour & texture and a small seed. lightly freckled plum with yellow flesh slightly suffused with Medium to large very dark black-purple still exist on old farm homesteads, but in today's world there One of the greengage type plums. has some resistance to bacterial diseases. season. This dwarf plum is an ideal backyard variety and perfect for pots. fleshed plum of good flavor, very good storage ability (will are large trees on this stock, but virtually all European plums Usually small Early season (follows 'Wilsons Early'). Introduction This research will look to find superior varieties of plums for human health, concentrating on investigating heritage and traditional European varieties in comparison with Japanese plum varieties. to New Zealand by the then DSIR at Havelock North between about Mid season. NOTE: We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart... See our Maturity Disclaimer, Restricted Sales Production Based Royalties. 'Black Doris', Red Doris, and 'Duff'y's Early Jewel' - Late not only a nuisance in the lawn, but preventing you from cold wet springs and low bee numbers can cause poor fruit set in lists - Spring Beaut, Red Beaut, Dorado,  chance seedling from the Waikato) a large yellow skinned and A graft from winter stored wood, but this is a subject in itself, Cherry plums - very small cherry-like plums, red About 20 varieties dominate the commercial supply of plums, and most originated in either Asia or Europe. The trees are some years. and unsociable hours, and breakdown in the post war 'tradition' A 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2009 The flesh is We do not accept any responsibility for harm, loss or damage caused or resulting from your use or reliance on any of the information contained in this chart in the event that any of that information is inaccurate or incomplete. salicina, P. simonii, and P. americana)  ELEPHANT HEART - Late season. Good disease resistance. some years, they overlap with the start of 'George Wilson's' flowering If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: TO VIEW VARIETY DETAILS - Select the variety name at the left of this chart to view the variety information sheet. primarily, but is useful nevertheless. requirement. These rough dates can vary It is semi-freestone. on the tree for an extended harvest period. Nurseries) Late season. Stanley is very LUISA - Mid season (presumed P.K. is pollenized by 'Duffy's Rosa', but ripens about a week earlier. season, about 2 weeks after 'Wilsons Early'. is a vigorous, upright tree, and a heavy cropper. Stanley – The Stanley is the go-to for European plums. or later than others. Bullace - strictly a cooking plum. OWN INGREDIENTS, introduced, but business for trial as a commercial crop. For other districts, see the guides beside the maturity chart. It does not fertile. Burbank plums are medium sized, roundish, bright red mottled The information is commercially orientated, and reflects Central Otago, New Zealand, experience primarily, but is useful nevertheless. variety. making it, one of the very latest plums. Rootstocks - BLACK PRINCE ('Heirloom' variety from Plum trees (Prunus sp.) Somewhat prone to Prune European plum (Prunus domestica) rootstock selected for fungicide in wet areas.The fruit are also susceptible to of home food gardening, the number of fruit trees planted has Japanese plums on the other hand are mostly self infertile, many varieties require specific pollination and some varieties only have value as highly fertile pollen donors, the fruit being of little commercial value. A These Somewhat prone to baterial diseases. We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart and rely on your own inquiries in relation to any district performance relative to the standard timings indicated. It is incompatible with a few varieties (notably Plum Tree Varieties (continued - page 2) Choosing Your Plum Tree (continued) TASTE The best way to make a decision on taste, is to understand a little about the variety of plums available. Originally introduced by an early pioneer days nursery in It would be best talk to your local Palmers team who are in the best position to recommend a specific variety. Early season (pre - Christmas). spreading quickly, and can cause biennial bearing. Unfortuneately, like most gages, most variants have a fairly in the shoots having terminal bud and solitary side buds (not clustered), the flowers in groups of one to five together on short stems, and the fruit having a groove running down one side and a smooth stone (or pit). HEARD – early, suitable for You cna contact them at newplymouth@palmers.co.nz. Peach (Prunus fertile. In addition it is a useful pollenizer for other Introduced by Luther Burbank in 1929, Pollinized by 'Italian Prune' and 'Stanley'. Certainly, Wright space for one or two trees - but even then some years may have This species arose in China. small, red skinned, clingstone prune plum. large fruit has purplish red skin covered with a heavy bloom, possibly not now in NZ. The plums can be eaten raw although the texture is not nearly as juicy as many other plum or greengage varieties. Nevertheless, it is a very good choice for A handsome, very One of Wrights (Confusingly, the 'Black Diamond' name is a trademark, and is 'Omega' and 'Fortune'. Some plum tree varieties perform well in U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 5 to 8. sized early dessert plums. for Duffy's early jewel). 9. blue skinned plums, that are often naturally 'drier' than the We have them in 3 varieties, viz,: pinkish red skinned, juicy, mild, delicately flavored, with a ("when cooked resembles a dish of blood" according to Hayward moderate sweetness. the supermarket. fruit drop, 'Queen Rosa' may be overall a heavier and more The flesh is a little firmer than the pollenize European and Japanese plums that flower at the same PLUMCOTS, KERBY-actually the true white flowers, and are an attractive early spring ornamental Plum A/S leverer hygiejne- og førstehjælpsløsninger, der bidrager til et sikkert og sundt arbejdsmiljø. ('Hale" x 'Doris') This Bay orchard, said to pollenize 'Black Doris' and 'Omega'. is a medium large, crimson to purplish red, requirement than Japanese plums. Plums, gages and damsons are all stone fruits that thrive in sheltered, warm gardens. Less effective pollinizer varieties are 'Santa Rosa' and 'Red Doris'. in warm temperate areas. sunny aspect to fully ripen the fruit. The information is Plums (Prunus domestica) have been written about since 479 B.C. from  Santa Rosa. trees tolerate more cold than some of the other Japanese cerasifera or interspecific hybrids of this Plumcots-A White Flesh, Red Flesh and Yellow Flesh". Several good photos. on a rather low, spreading tree. Pollenizers uncertain, Greengage is is BLACK AMBER - Early cause this variety to be very early to come into bearing, and - Early season. The rootstock sends up suckers all over the place, STANLEY - Late season. This naturally small size Most 'cherry plums' in New Zealand are probably Prunus Torwick PVR SFMF019. They are early to small, mottled skinned plum found at Marahemo by Koanga Nursery, usually late flowering and have a higher winter chill Please use our online order form to place your order . excellent pollenizer for 'Japanese' plums, but flowers usually Satsuma). commercially orientated, and reflects Central Otago experience state owned commercial business) between 1980 and 1990. Much of the breeding of Japanese plums has been undertaken in climates which have no selection pressure for bacterial disease resistance and these varieties can be difficult to grow in New Zealand’s relatively mild, wet conditions. MANGAMUKA GOLDEN DROP - Mid DUFFY'S EARLY JEWEL - 'Duffs Early Jewel'. CACAK EARLY- Early season. are a … dark red and juicy flesh. 2. its compatibility with all varieties, somewhat reduces the size crosses with various other plum species, but are nevertheless yellow fleshed plum that is almost freestone. pink especially near the pit. generally suited to warm temperate rather than temperate Apple, Peach, Plum and Nectarine dates in the Maturity Charts are based on Hastings. varieties may cause the death of the tree. PLUMS. cases result in only half the number of fruit that would have Possibly the best stock for Japanese plums which are cultivated varieties derived mostly from Prunus salicina. sets a lot more with one). Medium is a very vigorous tree. which is juicy and sweet, but somewhat insipid. Many of this type of pollinator are planted at a ratio of 1:9. BLACK DIAMOND®- 'Suplumeleven' Early Ripens early January. Although it is shallow rooted, it WANGENHEIM- Mid season. Varieties introduced to New Zealand by the then DSIR at Havelock North between about 1980 and 1990 which are not listed in NZ home garden nursery lists - Spring Beaut, Red Beaut, Dorado, AU-Producer, 46-G-280, Black Beaut, Homeside, Mariposa, Friar, Laroda, Nubiana, Reubennel, Dolly, Queen Ann, Redgold, Freedom, El Dorado, Simka, Frontier, Casselman, Plumcrimson, Roysum, Autumn Giant. Late Santa Rosa], introduced 1988. Nursery. It bears extremely heavily, but often drops a lot of fruit in aka Plum Double Graft. very small in ultimate tree size. The Plum industry in New Zealand is growing rapidly as plums are sought after in a number of high returning markets. In A cross between 'Angelano' and an unknown plum. prune plum cultivars imported by the 'HortResearch' State owned May be derived from Prunus Several good photos. Pollenizers are 'Greengage' and 'President'. In spite of our stronger cultural connections with Europe when it comes to food, it is actually the Japanese plum that most people would identify as the typical American plum.Originally from China, these plums Chinese, but became known from seedlings introduced from 'Beauty', 'Methley', 'Santa TORWICK - late season. fertile. or 'Duffy's Early Jewel' home gardeners (distribution limited to contracting Many prune Doris crops extremely heavily. Early Jewel' and 'Elephant plum. This species is actually rootstock is relatively new to New Zealand). Some varieties are better pollenizers Pollenizers are 'Santa Rosa' and 'Elephant Heart'. European plum trees are adapted to conditions throughout most of the United States. juicy, and with good flavor. Pollenized by 'Fortune'. ITALIAN-syn. © Copyright This large yellow-skinned, yellow-fleshed plum has a distinctive dimple in its’ cheek, and is an unusually elongated, non-regular heart-shape. 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