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Herman

Herman
  • Picking season: Early
  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

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.

Prunus domestica

Herman plum trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 25.00
    VVA-1 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Like Czar, Herman tolerates less than ideal growing conditions but if growing for dessert use then a sunnier aspect will help.

History

Herman was developed at the SLU Balsgard research station in southern Sweden in the 1970s, a cross between Czar and Ruth Gerstetter.

Herman characteristics

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating freshCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originSweden
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPurple