A recent introduction which came at about the same time as ‘Avalon’ Excaliber can produce exceptionally fine show-winning large fruits and is a superb dessert plum, well worth growing. Highly recommended.
Excaliber plum tree – season
About 10 days earlier than Victoria, late August and up to mid September.
Excaliber Plum – appearance & flavour
Large to very large pale red with a silvery bloom, oval in shape. Flesh bright yellow-green, juicy, mildly sweet and very satisfying to eat. May also be used for culinary purposes.
Excaliber – pollination
Requires a pollinator such as
Tree sizes for Excaliber 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.