Gordon Castle Plum

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  • The Gordon Castle plum was bred by John Webster, head gardener at Gordon Castle near Fochabers in Moray and first recorded in 1864. It is a late dessert plum from the north of Scotland. It has large yellow oval fruit, with a pink blush where it catches the sun, that ripen in September. The fruit is soft and juicy and best eaten really ripe.

    One of the few plums native to Scotland, it deserves to be saved. It is not available widely, but the fruit can be purchased fresh at the Gordon Castle Walled garden shop. The Gordon Castle Plum is still grown in Gordon Castle Walled Garden, which has several beautiful old trees trained against the garden walls. The garden is currently undergoing a restoration to its original glory, and young trees can be sourced through Gordon Castle Garden and also the Appletree Man in Bankfoot.

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