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Opal Plum tree

Owner: Richard

Location:  York, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2005
Age of this tree:15 years
Rootstock:St. Julien
Pruning:No
Tree form:Fan
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Some aphids

Owner's comments

Tends to over-crop unless thinned.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 28 April
    Harvest: 3rd week August  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    Plum fruit moth: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 26 March
    Harvest: 3rd week July  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    Very poor year, very little blossom, bad spring weather, no plums.
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 4 April
    Harvest: 3rd week July  6kg / 13lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    A lot of blossom this year. Very good crop, in fact too many, fruit a bit small.
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 24 April
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
  • 2009


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