I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Victoria Plum Trees
Prunus Domestica Victoria
Victoria plum trees are a safe bet. They are reliable croppers that produce one of the best known eating plums in huge quantities. Victoria plums are sweet and juicy and are excellent for cooking, jam making and desserts.
Victoria plum trees are famous for breaking under the weight of their crops - you will get much larger fruit (and still plenty of them) if you pick over your Victoria plum at the fruitlet stage, removing every other plum. Don't be scared, some people take off 2 out of 3.
Like most stone fruit, Victoria plums love richer soils and a warm spot. They are self-fertile and pollinate other plums, damsons and mirabelles well. The season for picking usully runs from August into September
Victoria plums have a reputation for being wasp magnets. To be honest, this is true, they crop so heavily that there is almost always some over-ripe fruit around the place. But here is a sneaky tip (if you don't mind killing wasps). Just hang wasp traps (make your own out of glass jars half-filled with sugary water or beer, or buy them) in early July. Clear them out and keep them going and they will trap the wasp ‘scouts’ who therefore will not make it back to tell the others.
Please note that all our Victoria plum trees are on St Julien A rootstocks unless otherwise described.