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Fruit tree comparison - Opal
Plum trees

Opal

Opal is an early plum variety with a good flavour, self-fertile and very easy to grow.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Suitable for beginners
CroppingHeavy
Fertility?Self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Slightly large
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit persistence?Ripens over a period

Using

Picking season?Early
Late July
Use / keeping?1-3 days
Flavour quality?Very good
Flavour styleSweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Good

Identification

Country of originSweden
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colourRed
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen