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Standard Plum Opal

Prunus domestica 'Opal'
1 tree
Delivery height 80 - 100 cm
Edible fruit
£26.95
Stock 18
SKU
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Standard Prunus Opal is a very reliable self fertile variety. It produces delicious reddish-purple fruit with soft yellow flesh mid summer.

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Standard Prunus Opal is a very reliable dessert plum. This early fruiting variety produces delicious reddish-purple fruit with soft yellow flesh end of summer. This self-fertile variety can be used to pollinate other non self-fertile plums.Photo is for illustration only
  • 1 x Standard Plum Prunus domestica Opal 3 litre pot
Details
Botanical namePrunus domestica 'Opal'
CategoryPlum
Qty1x
FlowersYes
Flower periodSpring
FragrantNo
CutflowersNo
Flower colourWhite
FruitsYes
EdibleYes
Harvest timeAugust - September
LocationSunny
HardyYes
GroundcoveringNo
NaturalizingNo
Plant spacing100cm
Plant Depth10cm
Preferred SoilWell drained soil
Full grown height125cm - 150cm
Mature width60cm - 80cm
PoisonousNo
Size80-100cm
USPEdible fruit

How to take care of Standard Plum Opal

Plant your tree in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny sheltered location. Water in thoroughly after planting! Keep the area around the base of the tree free from weeds, as they will compete for nutrients. Stake trees grown in open exposed areas. Once established, thin fruit if the crop is very heavy and Opal will become a biennial fruit producer. Remove any very small or misshapen fruit. Check regularly for signs of disease. Remove any of the infected shoots, leaves and branches to allow light and air into the tree. Remove any fallen leaves and fruit from around the base of the tree regularly to prevent disease. Once established, each April apply a thick layer of well-rotted manure or compost around the base of the tree. Pruning is best carried out in summer to reduce the risk of solver leaf disease. Plum trees often take 4-5 years to produce fruit for the first time.

If you decide to plant it in a container, make sure that its protected against frost. You can do this by ensuring the pot is in a sheltered place and off the ground a little. Also, you can wrap the pot in bubble wrap or straw . You could also place it in an unheated room or greenhouse. Please note, that, although the plant does not need much water in winter, make sure it does not dry out.

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