Ariel is a true European plum, but descended from a gage (Count Althann's gage). Although gages are generally esteemed as having potentially the best flavour of all plum species, gage/plum crosses like Ariel can also be very good, with the plum flavour helping to cut through the tendency in some gages towards over-sweetness.
Last updated 22 Aug 2013.
A dusky red gage-like plum with a superb flavour.
- Species: Prunus domestica
- Parentage: Autumn Compote x Count Althann's Gage
- Originates from: Sweden
- Introduced: 1959
- Developed by: SLU Alnarp
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1536
- Fruit colour: Red / mottled
- Fruit shape: Oval / round
- Stone clinging?: Semi-clinging
- Uses: Eat fresh
- Flavour quality: Exceptional
- Flavour style: Sweeter
- Harvest period: Mid-Late season
- Use / keeping: 1-3 days
- Cropping: Good
- Fertility: Self-fertile
- Vigour: Large
- Canker - Very susceptible
- Fruit splitting - Some susceptibility
Relationships to other varieties
Parents and other ancestors of this variety:
- Count Althann's gage gage (parent)
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