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Plum Opal - 10Ltr Potted Tree

Marshalls Garden

Catalogue Code: 10709465

Sale price

Sold out this season - Come back in August

Regular price £59.99
Plum Opal is one of the best flavoured early plums, it is sometimes considered a gage-like plum due to its excellent flavour.

Key Features

  • Loved by pollinators
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 1 x 10 Litre Plant

Height: Fully Grown: 4m/13ft

Description

Plum Opal is one of the best flavoured early plums, it is sometimes considered a gage-like plum due to its excellent flavour.

The flavour depends mainly on the development of sugar during the short growing period, in the UK Opal benefits greatly from being grown against a south-facing wall or in a sunny area.

If you don’t have a location which is similar to these it will still give excellent crops but the taste of the Plum won’t be quite as intense.

The fruit is medium-sized, a dusky red colour with heavy bloom which becomes a brilliant blue when it is ripe. The plums will ripen over a period of about 2 weeks.

The flesh of the fruit is straw-yellow and is very juicy. Plum Opal is a semi-freestone type, so the stone falls away easily from the flesh. If the fruits are picked on a warm day in July and placed in a fruit bowl, the fruit also has a wonderful aroma.

The plum is primarily designed to be eaten fresh, it also very useful when used for making jams and fruit crumbles. We recommend this excellent variety because it is very easy to grow in many different climates and it provides quality plums very early in the season.

Rootstock: St Julian A

Flowering Group: FG3

Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4

Height at full growth: 4m/13ft

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

We may prune your tree before it arrives to your door. We do this to encourage your tree to branch freely which makes them better looking and more productive.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Harvest

How to Guide

Aftercare

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.

 

Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.

 

Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.

Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard.

*Orders to Northern Ireland have an automatic additional £3.00 delivery surcharge applied at checkout. 

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.99If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£5.99If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£5.99

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £5.99
  • 3 - 4 bags £11.98
  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

For more detail on specific delivery queries and compost delivery please click here
 

Delivery to outside of Great Britain

We regret we are unable to deliver any items outside of some Great Britain delivery addresses. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, USA and Rest of World. We will update our website if this changes. 

We now deliver to Northern Ireland, additional delivery surcharges automatically apply at checkout. 

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