A distinguished and classic old variety that is so named because older trees develop a characteristic somewhat drooping habit. A yellow plum mostly used for dessert. Ideal as a specimen tree.
Warwickshire Drooper plum tree – season
Mid late September is the time to enjoy the fruits of this variety.
Warwickshire Drooper Plum – appearance & flavour
A pretty plum of medium sized, pale yellow when ripe. Sweet and mild flavour, perfect eaten straight from the tree when ripe.
Wawrwickshire Drooper – pollination
Can be grown on it’s own, as it is self pollinating.
Tree sizes for Warwickshire Drooper 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.