History & Discovery
First mentioned in 1785. Exactly where in Denbigh remains uncertain. It is the only native Welsh plum to survive. It has large dark-red fruit that are strewn with golden dots. The flesh is sweet and juicy with a good depth of flavour.
Excellent when eaten warm and straight from the tree. It is also good for cooking and jam making. The young trees now produced are the first ones available in over 100 years. Presumably self fertile. The handful of remaining trees are remarkably disease free. Our re-introduction of the Denbigh Pum has now led to the formation of the Denbigh Plum festival. Be sure to visit in October! Pick and use in mid-September.
Rootstock & Eventual Tree Size
All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
Bilingual product label (left) and small tie-on label included.
|Eventual Tree Size||
10 foot, 15 foot