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Valor plum


A large dark purple plum with yellow flesh, similar to Marjorie's Seedling, but with a sweeter flavour.

Valor is generally considered self-fertile but some authorities believe it is self-sterile.



Visitor reviews

  • 28 Sep 2018  Steve Price,  WORCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom
    In my opinion Valor provide the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, the flesh retains some texture even when fully ripe and they are well worth eating after 2 weeks in the fruit bowl, a superb plum and one that I'm pleased to recommended most highly for both eating and cooking.

Tree register

United Kingdom

Poland

Origins

  • Species: Prunus domestica
  • Parentage: Imperial Epineuse x Grand Duke
  • Originates from: Vineland, Canada
  • Introduced: 1968
  • Developed by: University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1264

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Purple
  • Stone clinging?: Semi-clinging

Using

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

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • General disease resistance: Average

Climate

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

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM 1995

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Plum pox virus (Sharka)  - Some resistance


Where to buy fresh fruit

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