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Yellow Pershore

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

Yellow 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

A traditional variety, discovered in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire in the early 19th century. Widely known as Yellow Egg (on account of its shape) or just Pershore. It has been grown commercially in the Vale of Evesham since Victorian times.



Yellow Pershore characteristics

  • Using

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

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

    • Silverleaf:Some resistance
    • Disease resistance:Good
  • 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:1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour:Yellow
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit