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Kea

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

The Kea plum comes from the area round Kea in the county of Cornwall in the far south-west of England. It is well-adapted to the very mild wet climate of Cornwall.

It is primarily a cooking plum, used for jam and preserves. The fruits are small but the tree tends to be very productive and is easy to grow.

Prunus domestica

Kea plums for cooking for sale

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

Kea characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1 week
    • Useful for:CulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Slightly large
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Red
    • Fruit size:Small