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Allgrove's Superb

Dessert plum

Prunus domestica L.

A coloured sport of Jefferson. It was named and introduced in 1915 by Allgrove's nurseries, Langley, Bucks. It received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1915. Fruits have greenish, soft, not very juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Jefferson

Accession No.
1961 - 096

Accession name
Allgrove's Superb
Flowering time  ›››
10th April10% flowering
14th AprilFull (80%) flowering
26th April90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
medium-large 1
Oval-Oblong 1
45.60 g 1
Stalk Length
14.29 1
Skin Colour
Purple-red 1
Stalk Length
14.29 mm 1
Semi-freestone 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.