Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitchen/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the Pixy rootstock. Plant 120-150cm’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 stepover 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