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Victoria Plum tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Southport, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:11 years
Soil:Alluvial (sand, clay and silt) 
Climate at this location:Wet, Coastal winds
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Wasp

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
  • 2017

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 13 April
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 21 April
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Another heavy crop but needed a better summer, no broken branches and another healing well from 2013.
  • 2014

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    crop slightly smaller than last year, branch healing up and continuing to support other branches.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September  30kg / 66lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    1 broken branch :( and 3 others supported
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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