Plums, Gages and Damsons all bear the same type of fruit, but they differ in taste and size. We offer a good range of Plum, Gage and Damson trees, with nearly all of them being self-fertile so do not require a pollination partner. We offer each variety of these fruit trees on a choice of rootstocks, so you can choose the most suitable size for the location.
Plum, gage and damson all bear the same basic type of fruit but the taste differs between the three, ranging from sweet to tart, often with sweet plums being used for eating fresh and the more tart varieties used in jams or for other culinary purposes. Plums are the largest of the three and are usually soft-fleshed, whereas gages are smaller, often a yellow or green colour, and have a more rounded shape and sweet flavour. Damsons are a hardier fruit and have a spicy, tart flavour that makes excellent jam.
Our pot grown plum trees can be planted at any time of year. Plant in sunny, sheltered, warm gardens with a well-drained, chalky or loamy soil for the best results. If you're planting several plum trees, space them approximately 3 metres apart. For the first 18 months, they will require a stake for support unless you are espalier or fan training them. Once planted, establish a good watering regime, remembering to increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather.