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Plum The Czar
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Plum The Czar
Plum The Czar
Plum The Czar
Plum The Czar
Plum The Czar

Plum 'The Czar'

Perfect In Pots
Winter Hardy
Edible
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Attractive, fragrant, white blossom, followed by dark-blue fruits that look wonderful as they ripen
  • Delicious fruits with acidic sharpness when picked early perfect for cooking and making jam
  • Wait a bit longer and they will gain a wonderful sweetness perfect for eating fresh
  • Supplied as a 90-110cm tall, grower quality, pot-grown tree. Self-fertile and grown on dwarfing St Julien A rootstock.
  • Will grow to approx. 2.5-3.5m (8-12ft) in 10 years. Fully winter hardy.
5L Pot - Item: 300049
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Product Description

'Czar's' pretty, dark-blue fruits look wonderful as they ripen on the tree in August each year, following its attractive and fragrant white blossom, providing a wonderful spectacle throughout spring and summer.

The delicious fruits have a brilliant acidic sharpness when picked early, so they are perfect for cooking plum puddings or jam  making 'Czar' one of the most popular cooking varieties around.

Wait a bit longer, though, and the fruits turn a deep, rich, almost black colour as they mature, softening in flavour and gaining a wonderful sweetness that will delight your tastebuds as you bite into the juicy, yellow-green flesh. They are simply wonderful eaten straight from the tree.

'Czar' is a rewarding tree to grow in your garden and will save you a fortune compared to supermarket plum prices. This self-fertile tree has a long life  so will supply you with delicious fruit for many years to come.

What Is Supplied

Item 300049 supplied as:

Supplied as a 90-110cm tall, grower quality, multi-branched, pot-grown tree. Grown on dwarfing St Julien A rootstock.

Will grow to approx. 2.5-3.5m (8-12ft) in 10 years. Fully winter hardy.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Add Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi to give your plants a head start and establish faster.

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.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
250cm
240cm
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Plum 'The Czar'
Plum 'The Czar'
5L Pot
Item: 300049
Only £24.99