CHANDLER & DUNN
FARMING FOR THE FUTURE
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:
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).
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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