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Opal



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.  Pollination partners

Opal plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
VVA-1 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing)*Reduced price* £12.75 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous)*Reduced price* £12.75 Sold-out

*Reduced price trees have not grown sufficiently to meet our standard specification, and are therefore offered at a lower price. They should still become fully developed trees but may take a bit longer.


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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.

Characteristics of Opal plum and gage trees

UseDessert
ColourPurple
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useE Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearing
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceBacterial Canker - Slightly resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date21
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageEarly Favourite
Oullins Gage