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Marjorie's Seedling Plum tree

Owner: Ute

Location:  Kilfenora, CLARE, Ireland

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:St. Julien A (?)
Soil:Drained fen peat 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate, relatively sheltered since about 2005
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated

Owner's comments

Planted in 2000. Somewhat exposed at first but sheltered since about 2005 (shelterbelts planted). Growth has been poor. Late frost may be a problem in this drained fen peat plot, as well as high groundwater levels, though that problem has been addressed.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

  • 2009


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