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Grow Black Splendor plum from seed?


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:18 pm    Post subject: Grow Black Splendor plum from seed? Reply with quote

I've been reading online about growing plum from seed online and it seems that its not as often frown from rootstock as apples for example.
I bought a punnet of Black Splendor plums in Tesco the other day and really enjoyed the flavour. I have limited space in my garden and was thinking of replacing the Victoria plums with one of these as I find them not really that tasty.
I can't seem to fin any website (that isn't American) where I can order this variety online, so was thinking I'd try and grow it from the seed of one.

Am I wasting my time?, is this grown from rootstock generally and like apples am I like to get something totally different to what i'm expecting if I grow from seed?

If growing from seed is a non starter, has any one any Victoria alternatives?, I've also got a Mirabelle de Nancy (yellow) and a Greengage as well as a Damson and would really prefer a tasty red/black variety.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one you mentioned isn't on their website but they could still have it. Tom will answer all your questions.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks tagwex, will contact them and also probably give the seeds a go, sure why not!
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