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Coe’s Golden Drop

European Plum


Fruit ripening time: Late February


Often regarded as one of the best tasting plums, Coe’s Golden Drop is a plum with an excellent flavour. The fruit is very juicy, and the flavour is rich and sweet, with just the right balance of sharpness.


Large size, oval shape fruit. A clear, greenish-yellow skin and yellow flesh. Considered a medium cropper, however you will be rewarded if you choose the best location for planting, as this will improve crop yields considerably. A freestone variety.


Uses: Excellent when eaten fresh. Also great for cooking, preserves, jam and drying.


Storage: Stores well in the refrigerator for approximately 1 week – which for a plum, is considered a good home storage time. Plums generally have a short storage time once they are ripe. However, the fruit will ripen on the tree over a period of 1 to 2 weeks, ensuring that fresh fruit can still be enjoyed for a good length of time.


Coe's Golden Drop is Self-Sterile and requires pollination from another European plum variety. Flowering Group 3.


Pollinators: Angelina, Greengage, King Billy, D’Agen, President, Purple Gage, Victoria


Tree Size: Approximately 3 - 5 m tall and 4 m wide, depending on the shape.


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun, in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.

Choose a sheltered position, out of strong winds.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells. Young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.


Plums are produced on spurs on 2-year and older wood. Prune in dry weather in winter, to shape your tree and develop a good framework. 

Coe’s Golden Drop


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