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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Opal Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained *Reduced Price*
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Bush
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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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.

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
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Parentage  Oullins GageEarly Favourite