CHANDLER & DUNN

 FARMING FOR THE FUTURE

PLUMS

"We grow 2 main varieties of plum, Opal
and Victoria."

Since the 1950s British plum growing has declined by 90%. However, we are one of the few farms continuing to support two varieties of this traditional fruit:

  • Opal

    A popular early-ripening plum with a good flavour.

    Uses:  Dessert plum.

    Origin:  Originates from Sweden and introduced in 1925.

    Colour:  Dusky red with a heavy bloom, becoming blue when overripe. Straw-yellow flesh.

    Character:  Medium sized, oval shape, fairly juicy with a free stone.

    Flavour:   Sweet (best eaten just before colour turns blue).

     

  • Victoria  

    Britain’s best known plum, a popular late-ripening fruit with a distinctive flavour.

    Uses:  Delicious for eating and cooking.

    Origin:  Named after Queen Victoria, first discovered in a domestic garden in Sussex in the mid  1800s.

    Colour:  Deep purple skin with yellow flesh .

    Character:  Large oval shape, rough textured flesh.

    Flavour:  Sweet and tasty.

     

 

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