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


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


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

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin Sweden
Period of origin 1900 - 1949
Fruit colour Red
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green