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Plum - Old Greengage

Originally selected at Wisley for its rich succulent flavour, considered by many to be the finest dessert plum. Compact in growth, though in UK conditions not the heaviest nor most reliable cropper.

Season: Mid August

Planting Distance: 4m (13ft)

Approximate Height: 3m (10ft) after 10 years

Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

This plum tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Plums need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal.