Species: Prunus domestica
Use: Dessert plum
Ploidy: Diploid, partially self-fertile
Pollination Group: D
Blossom: none to-date
Season: no fruit to-date
More Info: Keepers / OrangePippin
Tree Source: Peter Nichol, Northern Fruit Group
Rootstock: St Julian ‘A’
Planting Size: 2 yr old feathered maiden
Planting Date: 8th February 2018
Notes & Observations
Season 2019 – No blossom, no fruit. Major aphid infestations due to unseasonably warm later winter / early spring and relatively dry summer. Predator populations increased but aphids outgrew them. No blossom or fruit.
7.5.20 – No blossom again this year, but no aphids (yet…)
13.8.20 – Strong stem growth, early signs of potential fruiting buds. Some aphid infestation but not as bad as 2019.
Season 2020 – Very vigorous growth, no blossom or fruiting as yet. Height to be addressed next pruning season? Canopy thinning may be required.