Plum - Victoria

Victoria Plum

Prunus domestica
The best known and most popular of English plums.

Origin: Sussex UK 1840

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

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Victoria 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.
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History and description of Victoria

The original seedling of Victoria plum was found in a garden at Alderton, Sussex. It was bought by Denyer a nurseryman at Brixton in London who introduced the variety c 1840. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in 1973. It is the most widely grown commercial variety in the UK.

Medium large, oval fruit. Pinkish red skin when ripe with a pale blue bloom. Yellow, grainy, firm juicy flesh. Quite sweet but with some acidity. A very popular dessert variety . Even better as a culinary plum producing a lovely pink syrup and an almond aroma when cooked.

Moderately vigorous tree producing long spreading branches. Self-fertile. Heavy cropper sometimes producing crops which are too heavy and result in small fruit or broken branches. Susceptible to both Silver Leaf and bacterial canker.



Main characteristics of Victoria

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Very susceptible
Silver Leaf: Very susceptible
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Laxton's CropperLaxton's GageLaxton's SupremeMann's No 1Merton Gem
Sports  Grove's Late Victoria