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Gypsy® cherry plum


The fruit is bright red with an orange flesh and a sugary flavour.



Visitor reviews

  • 17 Aug 2013  Tahir,  United Kingdom
    A dud like it's sister variety Golden Sphere. Hugely attractive to wasps and birds. Mealy texture, no juice, unlike Golden Sphere it does have a flavour, shame it's not a particularly pleasant one. Makes a fairly good jam but Herman, Early Favourite (similar to Early Rivers but double the size and much better as a dessert) and even Early Rivers are better for this harvest window. Edda (not listed here, a great dark purple plum) and Opal start a couple of days before Gypsy ends, don't waste your money on this useless plum when there's so many better plums

Tree register

United Kingdom

Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 15th March  2012  - tree owned by Alan in Chippenham, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 8th March  2011  - tree owned by Alan in Chippenham, United Kingdom

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Origins

  • Species: Prunus cerasifera
  • Originates from: Ukraine
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1268

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Plum red
  • Fruit shape: Round

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season late August
  • Use / keeping: 1 week

Growing

  • Cropping: Light
  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 1
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

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


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