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Pollination of Shropshire Prune damson trees

Shropshire Prune (Prunus insititia)  is in flowering group 3. Shropshire Prune is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Shropshire Prune in our catalogue

  • Aprimira

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    A sweet self-fertile apricot - mirabelle cross, also known as a miracot.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Avalon

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      Avalon is a large mid-season red/purple plum, similar to Victoria, with a very good flavour.
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Partially self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Aylesbury Prune

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        A traditional English damson, which used to be grown in the Vale of Aylesbury.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Belle de Louvain

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          Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Partially self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Blaisdon Red

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            A popular red-purple plum, which produces a bright red plum jam.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Mid
            • Cambridge Gage

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              Cambridge Gage is a reliable green gage, similar to Old Green Gage, with an excellent flavour.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Partially self-fertile
              • Picking: Late
              • Coe's Golden Drop

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                Coe's Golden Drop is a large oval gage from the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour.
                • Flowering group: 2
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Very late
                • Czar

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                  Czar is a traditional culinary plum, one of the easiest plums trees, will even fruit on north-facing walls.
                  • Flowering group: 3
                  • Self-fertile
                  • Picking: Mid
                  • Denbigh

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                    A large red plum with an excellent for eating fresh and also good in the kitchen.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Denniston's Superb

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                      Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Early Transparent Gage

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                        One of the easier gages to grow, Early Transparent has attractive semi-translucent fruit.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Self-fertile
                        • Picking: Mid
                        • Edda

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                          A good quality and cold-hardy early-season purple plum from Norway.
                          • Flowering group: 2
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Early
                          • Excaliburin stock

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                            Excalibur is a red-purple plum, similar to Victoria but with a better flavour for eating fresh.
                            • Flowering group: 2
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Mid
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • St. Julien
                          • Farleigh

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                            One of the hardiest damsons, and crops heavily. Farleigh has the distinctive damson flavour.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Gordon Castle

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                              This late-season green plum originates from Scotland and has an excellent sweet flavour.
                              • Flowering group: 4
                              • Not self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Guineverein stock

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                                Guinevere is a modern late-season dessert plum, with a good flavour.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Available rootstocks:
                                • Wavit
                              • Hagantain stock

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                                Haganta is a new large blue plum from Germany, one of the latest-ripening and an excellent flavour.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Partially self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Available rootstocks:
                                • Wavit
                              • Hauszwetsche German Prune

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                                Hauszwetsche is a damson-like Quetsche or Zwetsche plum, ideal for German-style cakes and desserts.
                                • Flowering group: 4
                                • Self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Herman

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                                  Herman is one of the best quality early-season plum varieties, blue/purple with yellow flesh.
                                  • Flowering group: 2
                                  • Self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Early
                                  • Jefferson

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                                    Jefferson is a a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.
                                    • Flowering group: 2
                                    • Good pollinator
                                    • Not self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • Jubilee

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                                      Jubilee is a new heavy-cropping dessert plum variety, similar to Victoria but larger and more reliable.
                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                      • Self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Mid
                                      • Katinka

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                                        Katinka is an excellent early season eating plum.
                                        • Flowering group: 2
                                        • Self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Very early
                                        • Kea

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                                          The Kea plum comes from the area around Kea in Cornwall, in south-west England.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Mid
                                          • King of the Damsons

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                                            A traditional 19th century English damson from Nottinghamshire. Also widely-known as Bradley's King.
                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                            • Self-fertile
                                            • Picking: Late
                                            • Kirke's Blue

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                                              An old-fashioned blue plum with a rich sweet flavour.
                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Mid
                                              • Lindsey Gage

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                                                Lindsey Gage is a sweet-flavoured green gage, similar to Cambridge Gage.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Partially self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Late
                                                • Marjorie's Seedlingin stock

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                                                  Marjorie's Seedling is an easy to grow, late-season, heavy cropping purple/black plum.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • Wavit
                                                • Meritare

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                                                  An attractive new early-season dessert plum from Sweden, with large fruits and good cold-hardiness.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Early
                                                  • Merryweather

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                                                    Merryweather is a very popular damson, with unusually large fruit, one of the hardiest of fruit trees.
                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                    • Self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                    • Mirabelle de Nancy

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                                                      Mirabelle de Nancy is an old traditional Mirabelle, originating from north-east France.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Old Green Gagein stock

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                                                        The definitive gage - Old Green Gage is arguably the best-flavoured of any plum variety.
                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                        • St. Julien
                                                      • Opalin stock

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                                                        Opal is an early plum variety with a good flavour, self-fertile and very easy to grow.
                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Early
                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                        • St. Julien
                                                      • Purple Pershore

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                                                        Very similar to Yellow Pershore and with the same excellent culinary qualities.
                                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                        • Reevesin stock

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                                                          A high-quality English dual-purpose plum, similar to Victoria but with an improved flavour for eating fresh.
                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Mid
                                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                                          • Wavit
                                                        • Reine Claude de Bavay

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                                                          The most widely-grown green gage, Reine Claude de Bavay has the distinctive gage-like flavour.
                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                          • Self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Late
                                                          • Reine Claude Doree

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                                                            A high-quality yellow-green gage, and usually more productive than other green gages.
                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                            • Not self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                            • Reine Claude Violettein stock

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                                                              A traditional French gage first recorded in the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour. Also known as Purple Gage.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                              • St. Julien
                                                            • Rivers' Early Prolific

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                                                              Early Prolific is a very heavy-cropping early-season plum, raised by the famous Rivers nursery.
                                                              • Flowering group: 2
                                                              • Self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Early
                                                              • Seneca

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                                                                Seneca is a high-quality late-season large American plum with a notably sweet flavor.
                                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Late
                                                                • Shepherds Bullace

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                                                                  A large-fruited bullace, used for cooking and preserves, similar to a damson.
                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                  • Self-fertile
                                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                                  • Stella's Star

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                                                                    A modern green-gage, more productive and easier to grow in the UK than the traditional ones.
                                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                                    • Self-fertile
                                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                                    • Thames Cross

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                                                                      Thames Cross is a versatile dual-purpose plum, related to Coe's Golden Drop.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Mid
                                                                      • Victoriain stock

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                                                                        Victoria is the classic English plum - attractive fruit, good for eating, and outstanding flavour for cooking. It's also easy to grow and very productive.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                        • Good pollinator
                                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                        • Wavit
                                                                        • St. Julien
                                                                        • Brompton
                                                                      • Warwickshire Drooper

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                                                                        Warwickshire Drooper is a good quality dual-purpose yellow plum, with heavy crops.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 2
                                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                                        • Willingham

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                                                                          A traditional English green gage, with a reputation for excellent flavour.
                                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                                          • Picking: Late
                                                                          • Yellow Pershorein stock

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                                                                            Also known as Yellow Egg, Yellow Pershore is a self-fertile heavy cropping culinary plum.
                                                                            • Flowering group: 4
                                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                                            • Picking: Mid
                                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                                            • St. Julien