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President Plum

European Plum


Fruit ripening time: Late February – Early March


A sweet, rich flavoured flesh that is firm and juicy, with a slightly tart skin.


President plums are very large in size and oval shaped. The skin is a deep purple, with a blue coloured bloom. The flesh is yellow. A freestone variety.


The tree is vigorous, with a very upright and compact shape. President plum trees tend to produce very heavy crops and fruit thinning is recommended.


Uses: Fresh eating, preserves, baking, jam, drying.


Storage: Plums generally have a short storage time once they are ripe and are best kept refrigerated. However, the fruit will ripen on the tree over a period of 1 to 2 weeks, ensuring the fresh fruit can still be enjoyed for a good length of time.


President plum is Self-Sterile and requires pollination from another European plum variety. Flowering Group 3.


Pollinators: Angelina, Coe’s Golden Drop, D’Agen, Greengage, King Billy, 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. 

President Plum


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