Full sun, Zone 3
Prunus bess. x p. salicina ‘Manor’
Pot size #5
Manor cherry-plum produces a small fruit, about 2.5-3cm in diameter; that is very distinctive both in appearance and taste. It is perfectly round with dark purple skin, almost black when completely ripe, and dark, red-purple flesh. The skin is thin and tender with a mild taste, and the flesh is almost freestone; tender and juicy with a very nice sweet flavour, and only a slight astringency. Some people prefer to pick and eat it a little earlier, when it is firmer and more astringent, but most prefer it when it is completely ripe and almost black in colour. It serves well for a variety of purposes, being very agreeable for fresh eating, but also very good for jam and for canning.
5′ tall by 5′ wide at maturity
Requires a black plum (Canadian or American) or another cherry-plum (Opata, Sapalta, Green Elf, Compass, etc.) for cross-pollination. May pollinate with Western Sand Cherries.