Plum Opal 5L
Plum Opal 5L
Plum Opal 5L
Plum Opal 5L
Plum Opal 5L
Plum Opal 5L
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Plum Opal 5L

Probably the best tasting of all the plums!
  • An early cropping rustic looking plum.
  • Delicious small fruit with purple, red and yellow skins.
  • Gorgeous eaten straight from the tree.
  • Self-fertile and easy to grow.
  • Supplied as an established plant 90-110cm tall in a 5L pot.

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This could possibly be the tastiest of all the plums, and a tough hardy tree.

A cross between a gage and a plum, easy to grow and self-fertile, 'Opal' is an incredibly heavy cropper, producing an abundance of small sweet plums that taste absolutley delicious. The fruits are delightfully rustic looking with their skins in shades of purple, red and yellow. Offering excellent disease resistance and vigorous growth, if you only plant one plum tree, this is the one!

Great for making jam and other preserves, but actually considered too juicy for a traditional plum pie, so try it in a crumble instead! 

Slightly earlier to crop than most other plums, and a week or so earlier than 'Victoria', the fruits mature on the tree over a two week period, so you can enjoy them for longer.

Supplied as an established plant 90-110cm tall in a 5L pot for immediate planting out. Height and spread after 10 years 3m.

What Is Supplied

Item 300232 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant, 90-110cm tall in a 5L pot, ready for immediate planting.

Flowers in April, with fruit in August.

Eventual height and width: 3m x 3m.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible

Care Information

  • Water regularly, and apply a mulch of well-rotted compost or manure over winter.
  • Stone fruit should not be pruned during winter, to minimise the risk of infection  early summer is the ideal time.
  • Established trees don't require radical pruning; just take off any diseased, dying or damaged branches (the three Ds). Look at the overall shape and aim for an open structure of branches, removing any that cross over so they don't damage each other.
  • Hang wasp traps in trees and harvest crops as soon as they ripen. Avoid leaving windfalls or overripe fruit on the ground.
  • 'Opal' is a heavy cropper, so thinning the fruits in mid June will stop branches breaking under their weight.
  • Planting/Flowering Calendar

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    Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

    Plant Dimensions
    300 cm
    300 cm
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