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Victoria Plum

European Plum


Fruit ripening time: February


An excellent plum for baking and preserves, especially if picked slightly underripe. Victora plums will cook down to a puree with a distinctive pink-orange colour with a wonderful flavour.


When allowed to fully ripen on the tree the flavour of a Victoria plum is mildly sweet with some sharpness. 


The fruit are large and oval. A pink coloured skin with a red mottle and a yellow flesh. A freestone variety.


The tree is vigorous, easy to grow and will crop heavily and reliably. In favourable years, fruit thinning is recommended.


Uses: Fresh eating. An excellent plum for preserves, baking into pies and crumbles and makes a fine jam.


Victoria plum is self-fertile. However, fruit set can be improved with a pollination partner.


Pollinators: Angelina, Coe's Golden Drop, D’Agen, Greengage, President, Purple Gage.


Tree Size: Approximately 3 - 5 m tall and 4 m wide, depending on the shape.


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun, in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Choose a sheltered position, out of strong winds.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells. Young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.


Plums are produced on spurs on 2-year and older wood. Prune in dry weather in winter, to shape your tree and develop a good framework. 

Victoria Plum


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