Growing Calendar for Plum Twin Tree - Shropshire Plum Damson & Oullins Golden Gage
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Get hold of two plum trees to add to your garden. They grow well in containers and make the perfect partners, ripening in late summer and in early autumn. The plum blossoms appear in early spring to mid spring creating a spectacle with a pair of trees covered in confetti-like blossom.
Bees then come in to add life to your garden and pollinate the flowers which starts off your fruit.
Here we describe the attributes of great plums.
A traditional favourite
Shropshire Plum Damson is the epitome of northern English damsons, with a particular rich flavour and so many uses in the kitchen, from stewing, reducing and even eating fresh.
Shropshire Prune thrives in a damp climate – not typical of tree fruits generally - so works well even if you live in damp areas of the UK particularly in the West.
Harvest Shropshire Prune in early autumn to make jams and stews to make satisfying puddings as the temperature drops.
The perfect pollinating partner
Oullins Golden Gage plum grows well in the cooler climates of Britain so makes a great partner to Shropshire Plum Damson. A traditional favourite, Oullins Golden Gage has an 'exquisite flavour and handsome appearance' according to noted Victorian author James Hogg.
Pick Oullins Golden Gage to eat fresh or prepare in the kitchen. Eaten fresh, the flesh is sweet and after ripening in the sun they can be far improved in taste than plums in plastic punnets in the supermarket. For cooking and baking, we recommend you pick them when they have a bit of firmness.
The fruit is a large gage, actually more akin to a small plum. It possesses a particularly warm golden hue, with red blushes - attractive as well as tasty.
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Pack Quantity: 1x Bare Root Twin Tree