This rather old and well known variety is one of the hardiest Plums so is good for frosty area’s, normally prtoducing a good crop under most conditions. A very heavily yielding tree that is primarily used for cooking purposes at which it excels.
Burbanks Giant Prune plum tree – season
Early-mid September, keeps well.
Burbanks Giant Prune Plum – appearance & flavour
Medium sized, shapely, oval reddish-purple, flesh golden. Firm texture which is fine for bottling and makes a great pie or for jams etc; will suit dessert when fully ripe.
Burbanks Giant Prune – pollination
Self fertile so fine on it’s own.
Tree sizes for Burbanks Giant Prune plum tree:
St Julien ‘A’ A vigorous tree mostly used for field and grassy area’s, paddock and orchard. Promotes high yields and makes a good disease-resistant tree suitable for most soils and areas. It will mature to 360cm’s approx with a spread slightly less. Plant 300cm’s apart. Can be grown into half standard or bush form.
Pixy Rootstock Is the only ‘dwarf’ rootstock for Plums. An ideal choice for smaller areas and contained gardens, it is also happy being kept in a 20-24” container [using John Innes no 2 compost] Can be maintained at around 200cm’s although it will grow more without pruning. Space 180-210cm’s apart.