Plum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare Root

Code: TR0041
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Plum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare RootPlum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare RootPlum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare RootPlum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare RootPlum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare RootPlum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare RootPlum 'Victoria' (SJA) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Bare Root
Plum 'Victoria' (SJA Rootstock) - Prunus domestica 'Victoria' - Root Wrapped

This reliably fruiting, self-fertile dessert and culinary plum has white flowers in spring, and dark red fruit in August and September. Early flowering, this adds a burst of spring colour to your garden. Prunus domestica 'Victoria'has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.


Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 160-190cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Rootstock: SJA- Semi-Vigorous
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4-5m
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • 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, partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: Clay, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

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
    Add +
  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase


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.

For more information about how to plant and care for your bare root tree please click here to see our guide.

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. 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. Another result of budding and grafting a variety onto selected rootstocks is the ability to control the size of the tree to a certain degree. Some varieties of tree are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of tree, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop. 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.

Root Wrapped Tree

This is a typical example of one of our root wrapped Victoria Plum Trees on a SJA rootstock, just like the one you will receive. We wrap the roots with a protective bag filled with damp soil to keep the roots more moist which can help keep the tree happy before you plant it. You can mix this compost with your soil when planting your tree.

 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 4/5

"Tree arrived promptly as expected but it was several days later that the stake, tie and rooting compound came. I had had to plant the tree without these."

Reviewed Monday, 2 April 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Tree arrived promptly as expected but it was several days later that the stake, tie and rooting compound came. I had had to plant the tree without these."

Reviewed Monday, 2 April 2018

Rating: 3/5

"The plum tree arrived well packaged and good size. Unfortunately it did not had much roots and i am doubtful that it will be growing. I will give it a month or so to see whether it will show any signs of life."

Reviewed Saturday, 31 March 2018

Rating: 3/5

"The plum tree arrived well packaged and good size. Unfortunately it did not had much roots and i am doubtful that it will be growing. I will give it a month or so to see whether it will show any signs of life."

Reviewed Saturday, 31 March 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Very very poor
Person I spoke to hardly understood English
Repeatedly asked for notification of delivery but recieved none
One plant damaged
"

Reviewed Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Fast delivery, excellent product adequately wrapped."

Reviewed Friday, 2 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Product in excellent condition and well packed good instructions for planting."

Reviewed Thursday, 15 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"A fine looking tree which arrived promptly"

Reviewed Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Bare root fruit tree arrived quickly and was well packed and healthy. First rate."

Reviewed Thursday, 8 February 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Few twigs broken on arrival but since planting it is budding so hope it will be ok. Good value."

Reviewed Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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