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Prunus domestica Victoria

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Plum Victoria

Fantastic taste and easy to grow

One of the best known varieties of plum and with good reason. This fantastic tree is bowed down with the weight of its crop in September when the bright red fruits ripen. Delicious eaten from the tree and equally good in the kitchen.

Where?

Happy in full sun and good moist soil. Give your tree plenty of room so that the branches can spread.

How?

Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home-made garden compost or well rotted manure are fine for this. Water occasionally until established and during long spells of dry weather. Remove some of the fruits on young trees in June, if the branches look as though they may break under the weight of the crop.

This classic variety is named after Queen Victoria although its origins are not really known. Grafted onto St Julian rootstock.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 220 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - August
Cropping August - August

Typically available

From January to December