Posted: 01/05/2012 at 20:12
Your Victoria Plum is behaving as it should, it has a weeping habit, bears heavily and is brittle. They don't really like to be pruned, if you must, then do it when it is in full growth in early summer. What is more important is thinning the fruit, I remove about half when they are thumb nail size. This reduces the risk of branches breaking and more importantly stops the tree from becoming bi-annual - loads of plums one year a handful at most the next.