Plum Tree 'Victoria' (SJA Rootstock) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0102
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Plum Tree 'Victoria' (SJA Rootstock) - 9L Pot

This is perhaps the most popular of all plum trees thanks to its reliable fruits and its combination of both dessert and culinary plums. Its dark red fruits can be harvested in autumn, whilst in the spring it produces lush white flower blossoms.

SJA stands for Saint Julian A, a Semi-Dwarfing rootstock helping the tree to reach an ultimate height of 4-5m. We also sell this tree on a smaller 'Pixy' rootstock - click here

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: white in spring
  • Foliage Colour: green in spring and summer
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4-5m
  • Rootstock: Saint Julian A - Semi-Vigourous
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Uses: eating fresh
  • Hardiness: hardy - average winter
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Self fertilising: yes
  • Rate of Growth: ultimate height in 5-10 years
  • Scented: no
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, loam, sand
  • Moisture: well-drained, moist but well-drained

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase


See alternative Victoria plum trees below

Primrose Guides

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Planting and Care

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.8 in a sheltered location in the full sun. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established. Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of 4m.

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. For guidance on pruning your fruit tree please click here to see our guide. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Pollination

Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This tree is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful. The general consensus is that the two trees should be within 18m (55ft) of each other. The pollinating partner should be from the same pollination group.

Fruit Benefits

The 'Victoria' plum is one of the most popular varieties of plum in the UK and it is easy to see why. These fruits taste excellent when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. They can also be baked and used in pies and desserts. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Rootstock

Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Rootstocks help you to control the size of your tree to a certain extent. This plum tree is on a St. Julien A rootstock which means that its ultimate height will be around 3-3.5 metres. This rootstock is the most widely-planted general purpose plum rootstock in the UK. It is suitable for both free-standing trees and fans. By sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, it ensures that you get what you pay for. For more information about rootstocks please click here to see our guide.

Newly Planted Tree

Here at Primrose we planted some young trees so that we could document how they grew over the next few years. This is an image of a newly planted tree that was planted in March and is roughly how your tree will look when it arrives.

3 Months Later

As you can see there has already been a lot of tree growth after only three months. We are going to continue to document the growth of the trees that were planted. This means that you can compare and see what your tree should look like at various stages of growth.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.6/5 (5 reviews)

Rating: 1/5

"There has been a 'clean cut' to the top of the main growth shoot on the tree that was not specified on the product page on the website... my auntie was not impressed as it was a birthday gift for her. I am disappointed as we have been loyal customers to Primrose for years and this has tarred their reputation with us."

Reviewed Thursday, 7 July 2016

Rating: 5/5

"the tree was great quality, just what my parents were looking for"

Reviewed Monday, 21 December 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Mrs Maas was delighted with her gift. Thank you."

Reviewed Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Friday, 31 October 2014

Rating: 2/5

"When ordered I was advised that the trees were between 1.2 1 and 1.5 metres tall, it was not pointed out that this included the pot in which they were planted."

Reviewed Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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