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Dessert plums

These are the best plums for eating fresh off the tree.

  • Jefferson is a a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United States
  • Jubilee is a new heavy-cropping dessert plum variety, similar to Victoria but larger and more reliable.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Lindsey Gage is a sweet-flavoured green gage, similar to Cambridge Gage.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • The definitive gage - Old Green Gage is arguably the best-flavoured of any plum variety.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: France
  • Opal is an early plum variety with a good flavour, self-fertile and very easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Sweden
  • The most widely-grown green gage, Reine Claude de Bavay has the distinctive gage-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Belgium
  • A high-quality yellow-green gage, and usually more productive than other green gages.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: France
  • A traditional French gage first recorded in the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour. Also known as Purple Gage.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: France
  • Seneca is a high-quality late-season large American plum with a notably sweet flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United States
  • A modern green-gage, more productive and easier to grow in the UK than the traditional ones.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • A traditional English green gage, with a reputation for excellent flavour.