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Plum trees
Victoria

Victoria is the definitive English plum, attractive fruit, good for eating, outstanding flavour for cooking.
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Plum trees
Victoria
Picking seasonMid
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)1 week
Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
Flavour qualityExceptional
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
Dual purpose
Cling-stoneFreestone
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Growing


Plum trees
Victoria
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersGood
VigourSlightly large
Bearing regularityRegular
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Plum trees
Victoria
SilverleafVery susceptible
Plum pox virus (Sharka)Some susceptibility
Disease resistancePoor
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Climate


Plum trees
Victoria
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
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Identification


Plum trees
Victoria
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourRed
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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