Where does the Plum tree come from?
Plums belong to the stone fruits family. Other stone fruit varieties include cherries, peaches, apricots and nectarines. Most plum varieties need Ribes pollination, but there are also varieties that are self-pollinating, such as the ’Opal’ and ’Victoria’. The first plums can be picked from early July. Plum trees usually need little care and are easy to grow.
What is the best location for a Plum tree?
Place the Prunus in the sun for sweeter plums. Why do fruits become sweeter in the sun? Sunnier locations increase sugar content in fruit. Also tolerates shade. Should not be planted in too damp soils, this inhibits its growth. It can be planted in any other soil type. A too calcareous soil can cause chlorosis or leaf discolouration.
Is the Plum tree suitable as cut flower?
No this plant is not a good cut flower plant but it has edible fruit.
Preference soil that is not too damp
Depending on its trunk. 200-400 centimeters
Evergreen or deciduous:
August en September
Fruit fertilizer granules
Plum trees do not need much pruning. In comparison with apples and pears, plum trees do well with much less pruning! It is better to cut back one large branch than many small ones.