Cordon Plum trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Victoria is Pixy which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Victoria is the most well known and enduring Plum tree variety of them all, scarcely needing description. Generally does well, during years of over-abundance some thinning is a good idea to prevent bi-ennial cropping. The classic dual purpose plum.
Victoria cordon plum tree – season
Generally can be used from late August to mid September.
Victoria Plum – appearance & flavour
Oval light red over yellow, when fully ripen purple-red. Juicy yellow inner flesh, sumptuous flavour. Perfect for dessert but also admirably suited to all culinary purposes.
Victoria – pollination
No pollinators are required to produce the large, quality fruits.
Tree sizes for Victoria plum tree:
St Julien ‘A’ A vigorous tree mostly used for field and grassy area’s, paddock and orchard. Promotes high yields and makes a good disease-resistant tree suitable for most soils and areas. It will mature to 360cm’s approx with a spread slightly less. Plant 300cm’s apart. Can be grown into half standard or bush form.
Pixy Rootstock Is the only ‘dwarf’ rootstock for Plums. An ideal choice for smaller areas and contained gardens, it is also happy being kept in a 20-24” container [using John Innes no 2 compost] Can be maintained at around 200cm’s although it will grow more without pruning. Space 180-210cm’s apart.