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Prunus domestica 'Victoria'

Plum

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Perhaps the best known plum, this is a dual-purpose variety widely grown for dessert and also for bottling and jam-making. Trees are self-fertile and crop very heavily, their branches sometimes needing support to prevent breakage under the weight of fruit, which is large, red speckled, and very sweet, rather than strongly flavoured. It makes a medium-sized tree, unless grafted on a semi-dwarfing rootstock such as 'Pixy' to produce fans on garden walls or dwarf pyramids. Prune between early spring and mid-autumn, when wounds heal quickly. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: domestica

Cultivar: Victoria

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 600cm


Reader reviews

DirtyDick

I have a plum tree in my garden, which has had very good crops for several years, but the last two years I have had no plums whatsoever. Is there anything I can do to make a good harvest?

Thanx

DD


DirtyDick

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rosebud1955

hi am new please can you tell me how i find how to care for friut trees thank you


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