Economy or Premium SelectionEconomy - rooted into its pot but a further season before moving up a pot size.
Premium - more growth in its pot. More mature than Economy
An excellent heavy cropping, self-fertile, purple dessert plum. Reddish purple flush over a yellow bloomy skin. Good sweet flavour. Very reliable.
Our Plum Opal bare rooted trees are lifted at the start of the bare root season in November, when the plum trees become dormant, and made available through to March the following year. This period is the ideal time for economical planting. You will however have to wait a year to pick your crop as bare root trees cannot be picked in their first year. For all year round planting why not choose from our selection of container grown plum trees. They do cost more but are older, more established and ready to crop.
We use and recommend planting with friendly myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow. This helps to produce a stronger root system thereby aiding establishment. We also use and can supply Blood, Fish and Bone - a tried and trusted natural all round fertilizer. Alternatively, to help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. It is good practice to firmly secure and support your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. Download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have or call us on the number below and we will be pleased to help.
|Rootstock||Our Plumtrees are grown on St Julian A rootstocks which produces a garden size tree to about 3 - 4 metres.|
|Harvest Time ||Late July|
|Pollination Group||3, Self Fertile|
|Bare Root Maiden ||A small single stemmed first year tree||£18.00|
|Bare Root Feathered Maiden||A second year tree, has had its leader pruned to create multiple small side branches||£22.00|
|Bare Root Half Standard ||An establishing tree which is older than a feathered, pruned further to start creating the head of the tree.||£36.00|
|30 Litre Pot||A beautifully semi formed tree which is bearing fruit||£58.00|
|110 Litre Pot|
A unique range of semi mature fully fruiting ready established trees giving instant impact for your garden or orchard
Delivery of these large trees is available anywhere in the UK; just email the sales team for a quote. For this size of tree we offer our own specialist planting service throughout East Anglia. If you are beyond this area we would recommend that an experienced, professional contractor is engaged.