01280 822133
Selling plants mail order for over 75 years
Not rated yet
0

Plum, Opal

Prunus domestica Opal

  • Type/Rootstock

    Maiden, St Julien A, Bare Root (1 item available)

  • £24.95
Qty:  
Size / Type Price per item for
1+
Price per item for 1+
Maiden StJA Br
£24.95
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Br = Bare Root Plant, Maidn = Maiden
    Rootstock - St Julien A

    VAT is not chargeable on these plants.

One of the earliest varieties with deliciously sweet, bite sized, free stone, attractive coloured fruits sunshine yellow to deep purple with a pale yellow flesh which has a gage-like flavour. Early ripening so good for extending the 'plum season' Easy to manage and reliable for planting throughout the country but the best flavour is produced if planted in a warm sunny position, possibly against a south facing wall. Self-fertile. Raised in Sweden in 1925. Award of Garden Merit.

Pollinators

Plum, Opal is in pollination group 3, it is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 2 or 3, click here for a list of suitable plums trees.

Plum, Opal is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant

Maiden - A maiden tree is a single stemmed tree which has not been trained so can be trained into whatever form you wish. It typically is between 1-2 metres tall and will have a few side shoots.

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.

Availability

Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Rootstocks

Rootstocks are used to restrict the vigour of fruit trees and allow a range to grow in a small space. They can also contribute to the disease resisting abilities of the plant.[from RHS - Update]

St Julien A - A semi-vigorous rootstock that is suitable for growing bush, half standard and fan trees. Typically fruits after 3 or 4 years and requires staking for 5 years. Tree spacing 5m (18ft). Ultimate height as trained as bush: 4.5-5m (14-18ft).

    • SKU
      PluO4
  • Pollination
    • Pollination Group
      Group 3
  • Type/Rootstock
    • Type/Rootstock
      Maiden, St Julien A, Bare Root
    • Plant Type
      Maiden
    • Rootstock
      St Julien A
  • Fruit Type
    • Fruit Type
      Dessert/Eater
  • Season of Use
    • Season of Use
      Late July
    • Month
      July
  • Awards
    • Awards
      RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
      Yes