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.
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.