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.

Victoria (AGM)

Plum Fruit Trees | Pollination group B | Award of Garden Merit

Dessert/Culinary Plum Victoria - Still the most popular plum with both amateur and commercial growers. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Flesh is yellowish to green. Self fertile, hardy, delicious and reliable heavy cropper. VVA1 Rootstock - 2.5 Metres when mature. The new dwarfing rootstock for Plums. This is the rootstock that commercial growers plant.

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Rootstock Description Price Availability QTY
VVA 1 1 Year Maiden Bare Root £19.40 195 Available
St Julien A 2 Year Bush Bare Root £25.00 £12.50 168 Available

20 Jan 17 | Louise Johnson

I received 3 apple trees and a 1 pear tree on Monday and as I was so pleased with the quality of the trees and the speed and care of the delivery, I ordered a plum tree on Wednesday which duly arrived today (Friday). I am really impressed by the quality of the products as well as your efficiency. Your planting guide is clear and very helpful. Thank you.

12 Jan 17 | MikeT

Tree arrived well packed and looks a fine specimen Planting instructions are good so these will be followed Looking forward to the first crop in 2018 Tempted to let it have just a couple of fruits this year.

6 Jan 17 | maggiejess

the first year got quite a lot of fruit. last year not so much. I don't know why.

18 Dec 16 | Mr M Akram

Just Received, Nice and Healthy Plants, Good Service..

3 Nov 16 | Lena

My order came through so quickly and in great condition. The information on the rootstock helped me with my choice as I only need a small tree but did not want another cordon type. Will recommend your nursery to my friends.

29 Sep 16 | Valerie Woodcock

I ordered a Victoria Plum tree late on Monday afternoon, it arrived first thing Wednesday morning. A beautiful specimen. Thank you. The best service I have ever had from a plant seed/tree supplier.

13 Jul 16 | Neil Bush

Bought one last year and it is covered in fruit already. I plan on buying another this year.

3 May 16 | Anne

Excellent plants and service, plus prompt answers to my questions - thank you.

27 Apr 16 | Lynda

Maiden VVA 1 ordered Monday and delivered on Wed. Never tried this rootstock before so this is an experiment. Nice plant received. Packed with care in a big cardboard box.

18 Mar 16 | Alexander

Just received my dry rooted plum tree : the plant was delivered very quickly and was very well packed in a large cardboard box, with the roots wrapped in black plastic and still very moist. The tree came with planting instructions and is now planted into its new home : The tree looks to be very healthy with a good graft and i am not expecting any problems with it developing into a mature tree. I am very pleased with this purchase regarded the service, price and would have no hesitation in buying from you again.

9 Mar 16 | Robin Berry

Lovely straight sturdy plumb tree I ordered six mixed fruit trees that arrived this morning, I cannot fault any of them Blackmoor care about their customers and it shows in the quality of their products Thank You

6 Mar 16 | Janet Beckwith

Just received my tree, and as usual in very good condition and packed very well indeed. Thank you.

5 Mar 16 | Anthony

The 2 trees I ordered at the beginning of the week (plum an pear) arrived on time yesterday and were put where requested. Look very healthy. Fantastic packaging ensured both in good order. Enclosed instructions are very clear and helpful, even to an old planter!

9 Feb 16 | Emma S

Very quick delivery, and lovely looking tree. Thank you!!

25 Jan 16 | John Lloyd

Thanks for the excellent service and delivery of the fruit trees. They were very well packed and look to be of a high quality and in excellent condition. Also thanks for the quick email response to my questions prior to my order.

15 Dec 15 | kathy s

excellent service, I found the web site especially useful for deciding which trees were best for my garden. they arrived swiftly and well packaged

22 Nov 15 | antonis

I planted the tree 18 months ago.Middle of August i had the first crop of very healthy free diseases plums.Superior quality trees.

21 Oct 15 | A Dugdill

Received my Victoria plum tree today, vva1 10 litre tub, very pleased to say it was perfect, delivery was on time and packaging very good, will recommend Blackmore any day, thank you so much

16 Jul 15 | Dan Kirkland

The plum tree just arived, very happy with the packaging and good communication. Overall I am very pleased, thankyou

1 Jul 15 | Andrew Woodward

Unfortunately our tree failed and with a short e mail and a couple of photographs Blackmoor's were happy to send a replacement plant in the autumn. Always a good sign when a supplier can sort out quickly the things that go wrong and I can only praise their response. Will definitely be using them again and fully recommend them to anyone looking for both quality products and service.

26 Jun 15 | jill shepherd

thank you for delivering yet another healthy tree, the packaging at blackmoor is superb and not to be faulted

30 Apr 15 | Linda Taylor

Just received my Victoria Plum tree and Rhubarb crown. This is the second order that I have placed with Blackmoor and the quality once again is excellent and delivery exactly as requested. Thanks also for your recent telephone advice on re-siting my Bramley Apple tree bought last year. Excellent service.

14 Mar 15 | Ali

Great service, great trees will be buying more thank you.

9 Mar 15 | J Monds

Great looking tree looking forward to eating the plums

21 Feb 15 | Lieven

Great looking plant. Just placed in ground...was still moist so survived p&p well. Thx for answering my (many) questions as i am new to this... but would be nice to know by who?

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