Haganta is a blue purple-skinned ‘European’ plum. It has an elongated shape in common with other European plums and attains a medium to large size. The flesh is pale green-yellow and the stone is loose. On eating, the flesh is more firm than varieties such as Victoria, but still very attractive and succulent. Haganta has a high level of sweetness and a good flavour.
Haganta has good keeping qualities, both on the tree and in storage, and can be kept until November.
Growers are attracted to Haganta as a very late-season plum, one of the last to mature, and for its tolerance to Sharka disease.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Haganta is a wonderfully sweet late season plum with the softness of a European-type.
Sweet, late season, delicious.
Origin: Haganta was the result of the plum breeding programme at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, under the guidance of Dr. Walter Hartmann (Pope Plum). The variety was filed in 2003 and released in 2005. It is the result of a cross between Cacaks Beste x Valor. The name Haganta is registered and protected for marketing purposes.
Grown in: Germany, UK
Harvest & Availability: Harvest of Haganta in UK is in early September.
- September: UK
- October: UK