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Kea

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

The Kea plum comes from the area round Kea in the county of Cornwall in the far south-west of England. It is well-adapted to the very mild wet climate of Cornwall.

It is primarily a cooking plum, used for jam and preserves. The fruits are small but the tree tends to be very productive and is easy to grow.

Prunus domestica

Kea plums for cooking for sale

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

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1 week
  • Useful forCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourSlightly large
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Fruit sizeSmall