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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

VVA-1 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £19.00
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
WA-VIT rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £19.00
Adaptabil rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50
St Julien A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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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

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useE Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Disease resistanceBacterial Canker - Slightly resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date21
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageEarly Favourite
Oullins Gage