Plum Victoria Fruit Trees
Victoria Plum Trees
This self-fertile traditional, most popular plum variety and is well known and often asked for by name, the large oval shaped ripe fruits are bright red in colour, and juicy and sweet. Ripening in August, ‘Victoria’ is a mid-season reliable heavy cropper. The blossom is white in colour.
Our Victoria Plum Trees are grown on a semi dwarfing St Julien A rootstock, the tree should make an ultimate height of 3-4 metres after ten years making them suitable for most gardens.
Plum trees are best grown in well drained soil and for successful cropping, choose a sunny spot. Plum trees are low maintenance when established, pruning is only required occasionally and then only to trim out any branched damaged by the weight of fruit carried!
‘Victoria, aptly named after the Queen herself is said to date back to her year of coronation in 1837, it can make an attractive display if trained against a garden wall, in a fan shape, but most useful as an individual bush tree to use the fruits for cooking, use them in any plum recipe, from preserves to pies, or for eating fresh from the tree, a week or so after the red flesh starts to darken to purple is ideal, with sugars and sweetness at its highest.
We recommend adding Rootgrow when planting Victoria Plum Trees to give them the best start, its also a good idea to keep the base of the tree completely free of weeds and grass for the first few years – a mulch of bark chippings or a similar material will conserve moisture in the soil leading to faster establishment and earlier fruiting.