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Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree
Victoria Plum Tree

'Victoria' Plum Tree

Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
RHS Garden Merit
  • Britain's best-loved and most popular garden Plum variety - for good reason
  • Sumptuous yellow-fleshed red-skinned fruits in late Summer, heavy crops once established
  • Self-fertile so no pollinators needed, and on a dwarfing rootstock, so will not grow to more than 11-12ft tall
  • Grows in most spots avoid damp and wet, but also grows well in large pots
  • Supplied as a bare root dormant tree 1.2M tall to plant straight out Nov - May,
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Product Description

Named in honour of the much-loved Queen, 'Victoria' Plum is the UK's favourite plum variety by a mile and deservedly so! The delicious fruits are ready to pick year late in the summer and taste simply mouth-watering when eaten straight from the tree. With the remaining fruit you can make jams and preserves and of course, eat them stewed with custard!

Having been discovered in Alderton, Sussex in 1844 and grown and enjoyed by gardeners every year since, 'Victoria' really has stood the test of time - undoubtedly because of its sublime flavour and productivity - a fully established tree of this 'self-fertile' variety will produce up to 100lbs of fruit in a bumper season!

Supplied on a 'dwarfing' rootstock. Fruits are ready to pick each July and taste simply mouth-watering straight from the tree. A fully established tree of this self-fertile variety will produce up to 100lbs of fruit in a bumper season!

 

I just had to tell you that I bought a Victoria plum tree and a sweet cherry tree earlier in the year. Both arrived in wonderful condition, spent some time in a bucket having a good drink as recommended, then planted.  I was fascinated to see blossom appear on both trees. Considering they were young dwarf stock I hardly expected to see that. I expected they would spend their first few years putting down roots.
 
I have just eaten the first plum of 6 my little tree produced.  Oh my, what flavour, what sweetness! It truly stopped me in my tracks.
 
Anyway I thought I just had to tell you what joy my little tree has brought.
 
Thank you. A very satisfied customer!

Julie, Warwickshire, September 2016

See photo opposite - thanks Julie!

What Is Supplied

Item 300002 supplied as:
Supplied as a 1.2m tall, grower quality, multi-branched 'bare root' tree. Grown on a dwarfing root stock. Will grow to approx. 2m (6-7 ft) in 10 years. Fully winter hardy. Self fertile.
Item 300025 supplied as:

Grown on a dwarfing rootstock, approximately 80-100cm tall upon arrival.

Height after 10 years: 6-7 ft / 2-2.3m.

Fully winter hardy.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Add Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi to give your plants a head start and establish more quickly.

Care Guide

  • Apply a slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone in early spring, and mulch to retain moisture.
  • For the biggest, juiciest plums, thin the fruits in May by removing some of the smaller, immature fruits. Then in July, while the plums are still hard, remove any that are damaged or diseased or touching others.
  • Water regularly, and don't let the soil dry out if planted in pots.
  • Hang wasp traps in trees and harvest crops as soon as they ripen. Avoid leaving windfalls or over-ripe fruit on the ground.
  • Prune trees in late in July when they're in full growth. For young trees, take back the new upright growth by about a third. For older, mature trees, remove any dead, diseased or dying branches and then prune the older branches hard to promote productivity, aiming for an overall goblet shape.
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    Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
    Plant Dimensions
    250cm
    250cm
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