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Purple Pershore

Purple Pershore
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
Prunus domestica

Purple Pershore plum trees for sale

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


History

The origins of Purple Pershore are uncertain. Some authorities believe it is a purple sport of Yellow Pershore - which it resembles in many ways, apart from the colour. Others believe it may be related to Rivers Early Prolific.



Purple Pershore characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-August
    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):1 week
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Silverleaf:Some resistance
    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Canker:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour:Purple
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit