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Coe's Golden Drop gage trees

Prunus domestica
Coe's Golden Drop

Coe's Golden Drop is a traditional yellow English gage-like plum, with a very good rich sweet gage-like flavour, but some balancing sharpness. It is widely regarded as one of the best-flavoured of all English plums.

The attractive yellow free-stone plums are valuable for both dessert and culinary use. This versatility, combined with its excellent flavour and large size make it a particularly desirable plum tree for the keen fruit grower.

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Coe's Golden Drop organic gage trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on St. Julien A rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Myrobalan rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Coe's Golden Drop is not as easy to grow as most plums. It is quite fussy about its situation - it does best in a sheltered location or trained on a south-facing wall.

The tree is generally healthy and can be quite vigorous on good soils. Cropping is very variable - it is best to assume it will be light, although if the tree likes where you have planted it then cropping can be very good.

This is essentially a variety for the plum enthusiast, who will, in a good year, be rewarded with perhaps the most refined of English plums.


Coe's Golden Drop characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodearly September
  • Picking seasonVery late - Late October
  • Season of use1 week - Keeps fresh in a fridge longer than most plums.
  • CroppingLight
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourYellow