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Flavor King Plum tree

Owner: Dave

Location:  Harefield, MIDDLESEX, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Free draining medium loam 
Climate at this location:Cool microclimate due to proximity of canal
Pruning:Prune to pyramid
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Sparrows

Owner's comments

Needs a heavy mulch to contain moisture at roots. Flavour of fruit very good, better than a sweet Victoria in an average year

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 15 May
    Harvest: 3rd week June
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    Harvest: 1st week June
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 7 May
    Harvest: 1st week June

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