Stella's Star® Plum trees

Stella's Star plum tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (early August)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Pollination partners

A self-fertile mid-season green gage, developed recently in the UK.

Stella's Star has a mild gage-like flavour, and sets fruit far more readily than most gages.

Stella's Star® is a protected variety.

Stella's Star 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 0.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock 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 Stella's Star

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

Uses

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Stella's Star

Stella's Star is in flowering group 3. Stella's Star 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. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other plum trees.

How to grow Stella's Star plum trees

Stella's Star is a self-fertile green gage, well-suited to the climate of southern and central UK.

This is a naturally precocious variety, fruiting from a younger age than is usual with most gages.

Fruiting can be prolific which can in turn lead to small fruit size, so it is worth trying to thin the fruitlets in May as this will increase the size and improve flavour of the remaining fruits.

Historical details

Developed in the 1990s by Hector Harrison, an amateur English plant breeder, and named after his daughter.

Stella's Star® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Stella's Star'