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Plum 'Victoria'

Prunus domestica

Hardy Tree

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Britain's best known plum and undoubtedly the nation's favourite. This reliable British bred garden variety produces heavy crops of egg shaped, medium sized fruits that are ideal for both culinary and dessert use. 'Victoria' Plums make delicious pies and jams, or simply eat them straight from the tree in late August.


Grafted onto a semi-dwarfing rootstock, to produce a compact, productive tree. Plum 'Victoria' is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion.
Maiden Tree - Height and spread: 2.5m (8'). Rootstock: St. Julien A.
Patio Tree - Height and spread: 1m (3'). Rootstock: Dwarf rootstock VVA1.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

 

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 patio tree

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £34.99
    • 1 maiden tree

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £14.99
Plant plum trees in any well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.

Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water plum trees during particularly dry periods.


Care should be taken when pruning plum trees to avoid winter pruning as this leaves plums prone to silver leaf disease. In the first spring after planting, select 3 or 4 well spaced branches on a clear trunk of at least 75cm (29"), and shorten them by two thirds. Remove the central stem to just above the highest of the selected branches. Remove any laterals below the selected branches.


In the following spring, select 2 or 3 sub laterals on each branch and shorten these by half to create a balanced, open framework. Remove any weak or badly placed shoots completely. In future years, plums will require pruning in late spring to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood. Thin heavy crops when the fruits reach the size of hazelnuts to prevent the branches from snapping under their weight. Allow one fruit every 7-10cm (3-4") along each stem.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Plum Victoria

    By Kathy Kirby 01-09-2014

    I bought this tree believing that it was, as stated sweet and juicy - IT IS NEITHER weak lack of flavour. usual rubbish hybrid . If you only want a heavy cropper with no flavour then good luck! Kk

    Natalie
    01/09/14

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

  2. Appalling state of tree, packaging and customer service

    By Paula Isaac 01-06-2014

    The first tree that was sent never arrived. The second tree that was sent was broken. It had been posted in a polythene bag with a label saying post through letterbox if possible. There was no box to protect the tree during transit - so no wonder it was broken. I complained to Thompson and Morgan over a month ago and I'm still waiting for a replacement and a reply to my follow up emails. I shall always go to a garden centre from now on, at least I'll be able to see what I'm getting and take it home with care.

    Natalie
    02-06-2014

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. Our Customer care team are working tremendously hard to resolve all as quickly as possible. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

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