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Opal Plum tree

Owner: Alan

Location:  Preston, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2007
Age of this tree:19 years
Soil:Clay.....chicken manure added annually 
Climate at this location:Temperate....less cold but wetter winters..summers variable wetter but occasionally
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:White fly ,wasps

Owner's comments

This year I have the heaviest cop so far...with about 66% picked the weight is 7 pounds 8 ounces !! This the second year of my chicken manure regime, and pest treatment with WILKO rose and fruit tree spray.