Succulent golden flesh which separates easily from the stone
Red-flushed, yellow skinned fruits
Reliable, heavy-cropping variety
Winner of Which Best Buy
An amazing reliable garden variety of plum, Plum 'Opal' is suitable for growing throughout the country. With an earlier crop than 'Victoria', 'Opal' is a dessert plum that produces a heavy crop of excellent quality, small, yellow skinned fruits with an attractive red flush through July and August. The golden flesh easily separates from its stone and has a delicious gage flavour.
Plum rootstocks: St. Julien - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4.5m (14')
This variety is partially self-fertile. For the heaviest crops it is best grown with another variety. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as a suitable pollinator.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years. Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.
2 bare root maiden plum trees (St Julien Rootstock) (TKA6760)
3 bare root maiden plum trees (St Julien Rootstock) (TKA6761)
1 x 12 Litre Potted Plant (St Julien A) (KB2569)
1 bare root maiden plum tree (St Julien Rootstock) (14290)
These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.
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