I planted an Ouillins Gage tree some years ago and it died after an attack of bacterial canker, although two nearby apple trees, planted at the same time, were unaffected and are still thriving.
I'm planning to plant another plum or greengage tree in the autumn, and am hoping for better luck this time. I would prefer a late-flowering variety that:
- produces fruit that is very good for eating fresh when fully ripe;
- is hardy,
- a reliable and heavy cropper, and
- self-fertile (space is limited).
My soil is light and free-draining. I live in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Is there a variety of plum tree that meets these criteria?