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Excalibur plum


With the resurgence in interest in plums, growers have increasingly tried to improve on the popular English Victoria plum, and Excalibur is one of the best examples of these improved Victorias.  The plums are larger than Victoria, and arguably have a better flavour for eating fresh.



Excalibur identification photos


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Visitor reviews

  • 06 Sep 2013  Tahir,  United Kingdom
    Much bigger (and earlier) than Victoria, a bit more flavourful too, nowhere near as prolific though

Tree register

United Kingdom

  • Alex in Scourie, SUTHERLAND

Origins

  • Species: Prunus domestica
  • Parentage: Seedling of Count Althann's gage
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1989
  • Developed by: East Malling Research
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1262

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Plum red
  • Fruit shape: Round / indented

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Large
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Diseases

  • Plum pox virus (Sharka)  - Some susceptibility


Where to buy fresh fruit

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