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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.  Pollination partners

Victoria plum and gage trees for sale

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 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00
Brompton rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out

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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.

Characteristics of Victoria plum and gage trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceBacterial Canker - Very susceptible
Silver Leaf - Very susceptible
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Pollination date21
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyLaxton's Cropper
Laxton's Gage
Laxton's Supreme
Mann's No 1
Merton Gem
SportsGrove's Late Victoria