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Herman

Herman

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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Useful forEating freshCulinary
  • 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