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Haganta

Haganta
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Haganta is a new large blue plum variety from German. It is one of the latest-ripening of all plums (September), and therefore a great way to extend your fresh plum season. It makes a good alternative to the traditional English late-season purple plum, Marjorie's Seedling - Haganta arguably has a better flavor, as well as being a bit later.

The plums have an attractive scent. They also last well, both on the tree and then can be kept for a couple of weeks in a fridge without loss of quality.

Prunus domestica

Haganta plum trees for sale

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


How to grow

Haganta is partially self-fertile, and also has good disease resistant. The tree is fairly vigorous and productive.



History

Haganta was developed at the University of Hohenheim in Germany, and released in 1985. It was developed to have specific resistance to the plum Sharka virus.

It was developed from a Canadian variety called Valor, which in turn is derived from two old plum varieties, Imperial Epineuse and Grand Duke.



Haganta characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early September
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):1 week
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • 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)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Germany
    • Period of origin:2000
    • Fruit colour:Blue - dark