Growing Calendar for Plum Twin Tree - Shropshire & Victoria
Delivery: Early November to Late April
A fantastic family plum tree – expertly bred to produce two varieties of dessert plums to grow from just one tree! Great news to you as the two neighbouring varieties help each other out in producing compatible flowers that turn into masses of delicious fruit.
The two plum varieties that will produce you lots of juicy fruit are;
Shropshire Damson Prune
A classic culinary damson that is perfect for jams and cake-making as seen on the popular TV programme The Great British Bake-Off.
A heritage and dependable English variety that performs well whatever the summer weather, so you can rely on it producing delicious plums each year
If they make it to the kitchen before you polish off these delicious plums en route, here’s another variety for deserved desserts, reliably producing a heavy crop of superbly sweet, juicy versatile plums; perfect for pies, puddings or jams.
In your first year expect at least a punnet’s worth of fruit, and then double this each year thereafter, just from your 1 tree.
Plant in a container with at least 16in (40cm) diameter so the tree has enough room to grow and thrive. Alternatively grow in a bed giving space of about a square yard (square metre) for the tree to develop a handsome head of leaves and fruit.
How your plants arrive?
Your bare-root tree comes to you in a cardboard box to protect it while in transit and the roots are wrapped around in a bag to keep them moist. These young trees are perfect at this stage in their development to plant in autumn and winter, as that's when they'll concentrate their efforts developing their roots underground.
A strong root network supports a strong trunk. In spring the buds on the bare trunk burst open to produce strong side branches which form the flowers and fruit. If your cherry-tree is a variety that we supply in a pot it will arrive to you in a protective cardboard box, with the pot secured and wrapped in a hessian sack.
On arrival, remove the hessian sack and check that the soil in the pot is moist. If dry, add water to the soil to the top of the pot and let it drain away naturally.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you can't plant up your fruit tree straight away that's fine so long as keep the roots covered in soil. You can even lay the tree horizontally on the soil surface so long as the roots are covered in moist soil. Look to planting your fruit tree in its permanent position within 5-7 days.
The tree came well protected and is growing well.
Tree larger than expected, both branches look strong and healthy with plenty of green leaf buds. This was bare rooted and nwrapped securely in plastic around the roots. it has been planted and I am now waiting to see how it develops. Looking forward to the fruit.
The tree started sprouted straight away.
Plum Trees can are one of the easiest and most popular of the stone fruits that we grow in our gardens. These free-growing Plum Trees and Gage Trees need very little pruning, and most Plums are self-fertile meaning you only need one tree in your garden.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
Fruit Tree Rootstock Information
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days