Herman plum trees

Herman plum tree
  • Pick: Early-season (mid-July)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Pollination partners

Herman is one of the earliest plums available, ripening in mid-July in southern England.

It is medium size, with a blue-black colour, yellow flesh - similar to its parent, Czar, but with a better eating flavour, and ripening earlier.

Herman is a free-stone plum - the stone falls away easily from the flesh.

Herman plum trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock 22.90
Large  (3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Wavit rootstock 27.90
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock  less than 5 in stock 25.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Herman

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Purple
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Herman

Herman is in flowering group 2. Herman is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Herman plum trees

Like Czar, Herman tolerates less than ideal growing conditions but if growing for dessert use then a sunnier aspect will help. It was developed to be cold-hardy.

Historical details

Herman was developed at the SLU Balsgard research station in southern Sweden in the 1970s, a cross between Czar and Ruth Gerstetter.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Herman'