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Warwickshire Drooper

Warwickshire Drooper
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

An attractive medium / large English yellow plum, grown commercially in the first half of the 20th century. Warwickshire Drooper has a pleasant flavor when ripe, but excels as a culinary plum.

Prunus domestica

Warwickshire Drooper plum trees for sale

  • 1-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

Warwickshire Drooper is easy to grow, and notably hardy. It produces a relatively large tree, with a spreading / drooping habit.

History

Originates from Worcestershire / Gloucestershire, UK, early 20th century.

Warwickshire Drooper characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating freshCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow