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Gypsy

Gypsy

Gypsy is a modern Cherry Plum. The fruit is bright red with an orange flesh and a sugary flavor, primarily used for culinary purposes although they can be eaten fresh as well.

Prunus x cerasifera

Gypsy cherry plum trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

Gypsy is a new cherry plum variety, developed for the UK climate.

Gypsy will also cross-pollinate with most early-flowering Plum and Damson varieties.



History

Gypsy was developed in the Ukraine.



Gypsy characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early August
    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Light
    • Keeping (of fruit):1 week
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:1
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Ukraine
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour:Red