Herman is one of the earliest plums available, ripening in mid-July in southern England. It is medium size, with a blue-black color, yellow flesh - similar to its parent, Czar, but with a much better eating flavour, and ripening earlier.
Herman is a free-stone plum - the stone falls away easily from the flesh.
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Like Czar, Herman tolerates less than ideal growing conditions but if growing for dessert use then a sunnier aspect will help.
Herman was developed at the SLU Balsgard research station in southern Sweden in the 1970s, a cross between Czar and Ruth Gerstetter.