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Victoria Plum tree

Owner: John

Location:  Congleton, CHESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2019 years
Soil:Sandy loam. 
Climate at this location:Variable, often cool and wet.
Pruning:Moderate pruning to contain height and spread.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Plum moth, slugs, snails and birds.

Owner's comments

This tree is possibly on it's own roots - there is no sign of a graft and it's very vigorous, growing 6ft a year.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Harvest: 3rd week August  20kg / 44lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Very good fruit set from abundant blossoms. No hard frosts at blossom time. Good summer conditions - not too wet or dry.
  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week September  45kg / 99lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft 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: Mild attack
    Silverleaf: Not present
    The cold Spring meant that the harvest started over a week later than normal. Lack of sharp frosts at blossom time produced a good flower-set and the fruit had more flavour this year, as the Summer was warm and fairly dry. Fairly dry conditions at harvest time meant minimal grazing from slugs and snails and no splitting.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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