Fan trained Plum trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Rivers Early Prolific is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.
This rather old and well known variety is a popular choice for early-season Plums. Nearly always does well, this blue/purple Plum has a goiod flavour.
Rivers Early Prolific plum tree – season
Late July and early August ripening.
Rivers Early Prolific Plum – appearance & flavour
Medium sized oval deep blue/purple. Yellow-gold flesh, juicy and sub-acid, mostly used for cooking purposes.
Rivers Early Prolific – pollination
Pollinates with a wide range of varieties such as:
Tree sizes for Rivers Early Prolific 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.