Plum - Opal

Opal Plum

Prunus domestica
An excellent early dessert plum rather like a small Victoria.

Origin: Sweden 1925

Pollination:  Opal is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Opal Plum Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
This item is not currently available. We can propagate it to order. Click here for details of our propagation service.


History and description of Opal

Opal plum was raised at the Horticultural Research Station, Alnarp, Sweden in 1925 from a cross between Oullin's Gage and Early Favourite.

Medium sized, oval-oblong fruit. Reddish purple flush over a yellow bloomy skin. Speckled with small white spots. Firm, pale gold flesh. Free stone. Good sweet flavour.

Moderately vigorous, round-headed tree. Self-fertile and a heavy regular cropper.



Main characteristics of Opal

Use Dessert
Colour Purple
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  E Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Slightly resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Oullins GageEarly Favourite