Supplied bare root, our mature 3 year branched old dwarf fruit trees are great for growing in containers and perfect for the smaller garden, or any situation where you require a compact, high yielding fruit tree. The trees are grown on an dwarf rootstock (see the size chart above), and have been designed to remain small while producing a high yield of fruit, similar to much larger trees.
Prunus Domestica 'victoria'
This is probably the best known plum of all, dating back to the Victoria era. It has extremely heavy fruit crops with very attractive 'plum' coloured fruit. It is easy to grow, and can be plated in the garden or in a larger garden planter. It is great for eating and cooking with, fantastic for jams, purees, pies and crumbles. The flavour is very distinctive, with an excellent balance of sharp and sweet tastes. This is an excellent addition to any garden, and is one of the best all round plumb varieties for growing in the UK.
- Dig a hole slightly larger than the roots.
- Carefully remove any pot (if supplied potted), do not disturb the soil around the roots (Skip this step if supplied bare root)
- Place the plant in the hole you have dug and carefully fill the soil around the plant, gently firm down the soil.
- Keep plants watered well, the soil must not be allowed to dry out and should always be moist/damp.
- There is no need to use stakes or canes to support the plant, unless the planting location is very exposed
- Do not use any type of fertiliser when planting, this can damage the young roots
- Do not steep the plant in water for a prolonged time prior to planting
- Do not allow the plants to dry out after planting