A guide to choosing the right size

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready. 

Any Bare Root Plum fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to April.

Any Container grown Plum fruit trees - Availability means vailable for supply now. 

Fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes (2 for Plum trees) see the chart below, all of our fruit trees are labelled using these codes.

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VVA1 - 2.5  metres when mature. The new dwarfing rootstock for Plums and the new rootstock that commercial growers plant.

St Julien A (SJA) - 3.5 - 4 metres when mature.

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 100-125cm in height.
2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 150-175cm in height with multiple side branches.

2 Year Cordon 10 Litre = The term cordon simply refers to a single stem with short sideshoots (the fruiting spurs). This is usually trained angled to 45 degrees (oblique cordon), but can be trained singly vertically (also known as minarette)

Pollination Made Simple 

Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. If you have no other Plum tree close by then select two varieties in the same group or the adjoining group ie group B and D will pollinate group C as will any others in group C. Some varieties are self fertile. 

 

situation

For most fruits choose a warm sheltered position avoiding wet or shaded spots, although soft fruit will tolerate some shade. Avoid north walls except when planting blackberries which will crop successfully, albeit, a little later in the season. Crops are likely to be sparse in frosty situations. If birds are troublesome a fruit cage can be erected.

fruitgrowers handbook

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delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £8.50 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree except in the case of the Espalier and Fan trained trees where this charge is a maximum of £40.00.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Columnar Plum Skyscraper

Plum Fruit Trees

Columnar Plum Skyscraper - Skyscraper is a new Plum to the garden market, it has an upright growth habit which produces juicy and tasty medium sized plums from the end of July. Ideal tree if space is limited. Will grow to between 2-3 metres tall when mature. 

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Rootstock Description Price Availability QTY

6 Dec 16 | Godfrey Bartlett

Ordered two and reliably delivered by Tuffnells. These are healthy sturdy looking 2 yr trees measuring 5' 6" in their pots. Very pleased at the quality, compared with other nurseries' spindly specimens.

1 Jun 16 | Sonya

Very pleased with my plum tree from blackmoor ordered it Monday afternoon and is now in my garden

30 May 16 | Roy

Pleased with last skyscraper we have ordered another

20 May 16 | Roy

Phoned Wednesday ordered plum tree arrived Friday all planted and looking good thank you

1 Jul 15 | Andrew Woodward

Sadly a recent purchase has failed, I contacted Blackmore's by e mail, sent two photographs of the tree and received a positive e mail almost immediately. We look forward to receiving our new tree in the autumn and thank you for the excellent customer service.

27 Feb 15 | Dawnmarie

I come back to Blackmoors time and time again because the fruit stock is second to none; the customer service is excellent; the packaging is sturdy; despatch is swift ie a few days rather than weeks. Again, this Skyscraper I have just received is one fine specimen. Thankyou so much everyone at Blackmoors. I love my tree!

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