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Coe's Golden Drop

Coe's Golden Drop
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

A traditional yellow gage, with a very good rich sweet gage-like flavor, but some balancing sharpness. Suitable for both dessert and culinary use.

Prunus domestica

Coe's Golden Drop plum trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


History

Raised by Jervaise Coe, a market gardener from Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, at the end of the 18th century. Mr Coe stated that it was seedling tree, most likely from an Old Green Gage stone pollinated by a White Magnum Bonum plum tree growing nearby.



Coe's Golden Drop characteristics

  • Using

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

    • Gardening skill:Some needed
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Slightly large
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour:Yellow