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Gordon Castle

  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Gordon Castle is a Scottish dessert plum variety. The yellow-green fruits are quite large and have a surprisingly sweet flavour.

Prunus domestica

Gordon Castle plum trees for sale

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

How to grow

Gordon Castle is a good choice if you are looking for a sweet-eating plum suitable for cooler or difficult climates. It flowers later than most plums and also ripens later.

Gordon Castle characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1 week
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colour:Green / Yellow
    • Fruit size:Large