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Prunus domestica ‘Victoria eating plum’

Plum eating

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & August
  • Height9m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-pinks
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Prunus domestica ‘Victoria eating plum’ (Plum eating). This variety produces a large red plum it has yellow-green skin. It is a red plum; reasonable to good eating quality; excellent for bottling, jam and tarts. Heavy, regular crops. Self-fertile. Season: mid - late Aug.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fruit

Origin

Europe to W. Asia. Naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Fruit

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

You should plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Remember to protect from strong winds.

Propagation

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Bullfinches may eat flower buds and foliage may be attacked by aphids, caterpillars and the fungal disease silver leaf. Flowering cherries are prone to a fungus that causes abnormal crowded shoots (sometimes called witches' brooms).

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