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Severn Cross

Dessert plum

Prunus domestica L.

Raised in 1921 at Long Ashton Research Station by G.T. Spinks and introduced in 1931. It was awarded the Award of Merit by the RHS in 1951. Fruits have firm, very juicy flesh with a sweet and moderately rich flavour. Fruits tend to bruise very easily.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1977 - 073

Accession name
Severn Cross (EMLA)
Flowering time  ›››
14th April10% flowering
18th AprilFull (80%) flowering
1st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid-Late September 1
very large 1
Oval 1
77.40 g 1
Stalk Length
12.81 1
Skin Colour
Yellow-green 1
Stalk Length
12.81 mm 1
Semi-freestone 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.