Opal Plum Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Pollinator, Self fertile
Shade Full Sun
Type Eating, Mini Patio (Potted)

Prunus domestica Opal

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SIZES 1-2 3-910-2425+
Bush. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022 £34.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£32.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£29.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£28.99
Half Standard. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022 £39.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£36.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£35.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£34.99
Patio Tree, Potted Stock = 14 £39.99Stock = 14 £39.99Stock = 14 £39.99Stock = 14 £39.99
Maiden. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022 £24.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£22.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£19.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£18.99
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

Please select the quantity of trees you would like

£15.50
£24.99
 

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Prunus domestica Opal Plum Trees

Opal produces bite-sized dessert plums that are deliciously sweet and that unusually have a great colour range, from sunshine yellow to deep purple, often on the same fruit. They have pale yellow flesh with a signature Greengage flavour. They are extremely early cropping and in a good year you can look forward to the first fruit being ready at the end of July. Because they are so early, Opal plums mature quite fast and so do better in the South of England; they also reward being planted in a south facing spot - trained against a south facing wall is ideal.

Please note: The normal versions of this tree are only sold bareroot and delivered in winter (Nov-March). The mini patio version is pot grown and delivered year round.
Browse our range of plum trees, other mini patio trees, or all our fruit trees.

Features:

  • Sold as a bareroot normal tree, or a potted Mini Patio tree.
  • Self-fertile
  • Early cropper, harvest in late July to early August
  • Eating, sweet greengage flavour
  • Bareroot delivery: Nov-March
  • Pot grown delivery (Mini patio form only): Year round
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Plum Tree Pollination guide for Opal

Your tree is self-fertile, which means that although a pollination partner such as Marjories Seedling can improve the quality of the harvest, it is quite happy to bear a heavy crop all by itself. It is also reassuringly regular in the size of harvest each year.

Plum trees are natives of a warmer climate and need some special consideration to encourage strong growth, resistance to disease and bumper crops. Plums are only pruned in summer, to reduce the risk of silver leaf disease.

All our plum trees are on St Julien A rootstocks, including the mini patio version, known as Wonder Trees, which use a special, high graft to control their vigour.

Did You Know? 

Sweden's climate (in the south), is perfect for breeding hardy plants that will succeed in Northern Europe. Opal is one of many superb creations of the Horticultural Research Stations in Alnarp and Balsgard, near Sweden's southern tip. It was crossed in the 1920's from two classic plum trees, Early Favourite and Oullins Golden Gage, which are robust English and very tasty French cultivars respectively.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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