Plum tree ‘Victoria‘, green-red - Bare-rooted - TreePrunus domestica 'Victoria'
Plenty of plums
Juicy, sweet plums. Home-grown. The plum tree ‘Victoria‘ produces red, egg-shaped fruits. The ‘Victoria‘ is well known for its high fruit yield, giving you extra plums to enjoy. The fruits are soft, sweet and juicy. We grow the fresh plums in our own garden. Alternatively, it can be planted in a large pot on a patio, roof terrace or balcony. We supply the plum tree ‘Victoria‘ as bare-root stock — just the bare branch and roots. The branch is freshly removed from the soil. This gives it additional strength, enabling it to branch out faster than it would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They grow better and they're more economical. The fruit tree blossoms in spring. That's when it reveals its lovely white flowers. A crop will be ready to harvest from summer onwards in the second year after planting. Pruning is not necessary. The plum tree grows in well-drained soil. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth, which is why we plant the fruit tree in full or half sun.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePlum 'Queen Victoria' grows best in the garden, in a sunny location in fertile soil. Make sure the root ball is well-moistened before planting by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost and garden manure. Plant Plum 'Queen Victoria' at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level. Place the tree next to a sturdy stake and wrap a tree belt around the stake and trunk. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Give it plenty of water immediately after planting. Plum 'Queen Victoria' grows well in an area with complete sunshine.
Show morePlum 'Queen Victoria' is a strong plum tree. Each winter put a mulch of compost and granulated cow manure around the trunk. During dry periods water more often. Remove any branches growing from the roots. In July, you can perform fruit thinning by removing the smallest fruits so that all the energy goes to the larger fruit. The plums can be harvested in August. Pick them carefully, leaving the stems on. Make sure you do not remove any twigs or leaves, as this will also remove the next season’s buds. Take care not to damage the plums with your nails. This makes the fruit more susceptible to mould. They are not tolerant of too much water.
Plum tree can be prunedYou can prune Plum 'Queen Victoria' annually or biennially, preferably from April-September. Heavy pruning is not necessary. Only prune where this is strictly necessary. After harvesting, completely remove vertically growing branches. Try to keep a fairly open crown. Using a rope, bend down branches that are growing in all different directions to promote a much better fruit production.
Show moreThe Plum 'Queen Victoria' is a beautiful spring bloomer. In March and April, the branches become completely covered with white blossoms. The first harvesting of the plums usually takes place in August. The skin of Plum 'Queen Victoria' is reddish yellow. These plums can be eaten fresh, great for the table, preserves, chutney ... or even wine making! Even the last few green plums can still make excellent jam. Plums are also ideal for preservation. Their flesh is firm, juicy and very rich in vitamin C.
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Latin name Prunus domestica 'Victoria' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Red Light preference full sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period March - May Harvesting period August - September Growing height 200 - 400 cm Planting distance 200 - 400 cm