Plum planting 2020
By Hillfield, Feb 8 2020 10:31PM
February 2020 - most of the winter pruning of our fruit trees and bushes has now been completed.
We are excited to have added another 20 plum trees to our collection. The new varieties are:-
Laxton's Bountiful - a prolific plum raised in 1900 similar to a Victoria in appearance but earlier fruiting.
Edwards - A large dual purpose blue plum found in California USA in 1930 it has firm, yellow, juicy flesh and is particularly good for cooking
Excalibur - This variety was only introduced in 1989. It is described as being an "improved Victoria" The fruits are round and larger than a Victoria and are described as having a better flavour - we will have to wait and see!