Coes Golden Drop plum tree is intensely sweet plum with a flavor reminiscent of apricot. Jervaise Coe of Suffolk England raised the Coes Golden Drop from a seed in 1809. Andy Mariani of Andy's Orchard describes Coes Golden Drop plums as "a veritable bag of sweet nectar when fully ripe". The famous epicure Edward Bunyard suggested that "at its ripest it is drunk rather than eaten". The Coes Golden Drop plum tree produces fruit that's a real juice-oozer; one of the historic European dessert plums. For further information on the Coes Golden Drop plum see below for assistance selecting this bare root plum tree for sale.
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Considerations for Coes Golden Drop
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Requires another European plum
Origin Date: England 1809
Storage: A few weeks
Rootstock: Mariana (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.