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Fruit trees for sale | Plum Fruit Trees.

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Plum fruit trees direct from our Nursery. 

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 May.

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

How tall will my Plum tree grow? 

Plum 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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VVA-1 - Rootstock for Plum trees.
Dwarf 2.5 metres when mature. The new dwarfing rootstock for Plum trees that has replaced Pixy.

St Julien A (SJA) - Rootstock for Plum trees.
Semi dwarfing, Approximate height 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 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height. 

Fan trained Plums - Trees grow to an eventual height of around 2 m (7 ft). Although the shortest of all the forms, they will grow to a width of around 3 m and are really only a practical proposition when grown against a wall or fence.


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 Plum varieties are self fertile. 



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.

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Blackmoor Fruitgrowers Handbook

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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 £9.95 is for all single tree orders. £11.40 if more than one tree. £15.00 charge for larger orders except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is between 40.00 - £57.00 depending on the delivery location. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

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 | Type Dessert/Culinary Plum | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Prunus domestica Victoria | Victoria Plum Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Dessert/Culinary Plum Victoria fruit trees - Still the most popular plum with both amateur and commercial growers. Victoria Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Flesh is yellowish to green. Victoria Plum is also self fertile, hardy, delicious and a reliable heavy cropper. Victoria was raised in Sussex around 1840 so has stood the test of time. Available on the St Julien A rootstock and the new dwarf rootstock VVA-1 that has replaced the old Pixy rootstock.

Size and shape of Victoria plum trees for sale below.

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St Julien A
2 Year Bush - 12 Litre
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12 Mar 24 | Caroline King

Disappointed with the overall shape of my VVA-1 2 year bush, as all other trees ordered over the years from Blackmoor have been exceptional. Staff quickly arranged for an exchange, so I am still a satisfied customer.

12 Feb 24 | Matt.N

I ordered one VVA-1 Victoria plum tree (bush, bare root) My Tree turned up within three working days from ordering, very well packaged and protected. Not only does the tree look healthy but it has been well pruned. Very happy with this purchase & will be using the free £5 gift voucher to purchase a Pear tree.

2 Feb 24 | Ludmila

I have bought 2 Victoria plum trees - St. Julien and VVA. They were delivered in a week in a very secure packaging and in a good state. Had updates on the order regularly, the currier was good, also contacted twice. Will use the nursery again and recommend to friends. Well done!

2 Jan 24 | Michael Lewis

Another excellent looking fruit tree that is now occupying a corner of my allotment, hopefully the wait for fruit should not be long!

24 Apr 23 | Jennie Giacomelli

Purchased a tree for the first time and delighted with the product. The tree was in excellent condition and packed very well. Would definitely purchase again. Thank you.

1 Apr 22 | Carl saunders

Very surprised with the plumb tree that was delivered, it is a top quality tree. I will definitely be ordering more.

27 Feb 22 | Shirley MAtthews

I have found your website really easy to use, being able to write questions and receive answers so swiftly is really helpful. I paid for trees as the stock seemed to be selling out really quickly and it was a few weeks before the gentleman planting them for me was able to spare the time. This meant you were only given 36 hours notice but the trees were ready nice and early in the morning. The 3 trees I purchased were in the ground before lunchtime the same day, I would recommend your firm to everyone. We have added plenty of mulch to keep them warm on these frosty mornings. Look forward to seeing leaves and hopefully some blossom this year. Again thank you.

15 Feb 22 | Julia Watkin

This is the first time we have ordered from Blackmoor Nurseries after discovering you online last year. We are absolute delighted with the plum tree, raspberry canes and blueberries. The planting information both website and on delivery is perfect. We were kept up to date with delivery details and the items were very well packaged. Would not hesitate to order again and will pass your details to friends and family. All planted this weekend! Thank you again Blackmoor Nurseries

30 Nov 21 | Derek Whitlam

Bought with Avalon plum both on VVA-1 rootstock and both of really good size and well packed. Delivered exactly when promised and already planted. Look forward to seeing them growing next year.

10 Jul 21 | Jef

Sturdy and quality in the packaging. Tree arrived very healthy!

11 Dec 20 | Jane

Tree looks very strong and healthy. I've not grown a plum before so appreciate information given online and in handbook. Excellent customer service, thank you.

5 Aug 20 | Geoff Hibbs

Excellent service, I ordered one plum tree and one apple tree ( two year old trees ) both in very good condition and very healthy and quick delivery.

4 Jun 20 | Duyen Nguyen

I'm very pleased with my plum tree and fig. Both of them are very healthy with well package arrived. I'm looking forward to have the fruit in the future. Thank you

11 May 20 | Shan Williams

Delighted with my Victoria plum tree, has settled in and is growing well

29 Nov 19 |

a lovely 8 branch tree

8 Feb 19 | John Whittaker

Victoria Plum tree ordered 6 Feb. Arrived 7 Feb and planted on 8th. Excellent shape to a very healthy looking tree. Well packaged and brilliant service. Well done again Blackmoor.

11 Jan 19 | simon

good sized tree delivered quickly and well packed

14 Nov 18 | Mark and Imogen

Planted out in Feb 18 and this has grown with extreme vigour over the summer, almost grown by another 1/2. No fruit yet but tree shape is nice and looking healthy.

5 Sep 18 | Sally

Bought as part of a collection, excellent value. Tree is doing well but no fruit so far.

30 Dec 17 | tahira zaman

Nothing but 5 star good delivery my plum tree, raspberry and strawberrys arrived in good condition .will order again

10 Nov 17 | Lynda

Bought this on St. Julian A rootstock in Nov 2016. Tree growing well but no fruit yet. I love Victoria plums. My last tree broke under the weight of the fruit so am training this as an espalier.

3 Nov 17 | Lesley

Excellent service, well packaged and a great looking tree. Planting video was excellent. Rather confused when I received an email to say tree would be delayed due to mild autumn and then the next day another to say it would be delivered before the original delivery date. Would certainly use again

25 Aug 17 | Barbara

Just to let you know that the plum trees have arrived safely and in very good condition. The packing was excellent and also the service. Many thanks, I will certainly buy from you again.

7 Aug 17 | Susee

Excellent service by blackmoor when we ordered our first fruit trees two years ago. Last year we had a good harvest and this year we had a very heavy crop. I was wondering how such a small plant is going to bear soooo many fruits.. we had our deer friend visit and he loved the fruits and plants more I guess. Waiting for my 20 plums to ripen now. Amazing and very good quality plants I had ever seen. I am back to place my next order :)

12 Apr 17 | Sherry

The plant looks healthy and leaves are growing out. Just few branches has been broken when I received it due to two different plant packaging in the same box.

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Victoria Plum Growing Tips.

Plums are the most popular of the stone fruit and they are also the easiest to grow. Many plum varieties are self fertile. There are two rootstocks to choose from; St Julien A which is semi vigorous and will reach a height of 3.5-4 metres when mature and VVA-1 which is dwarfing and will reach a height of 2.5 metres when mature. 

How to grow a Victoria Plum tree in my garden - Our Care Guide for fruit trees will help you get the very best from your tree.

How to plant a Victoria Plum tree - Our How To Growing Tips section on our website has a video that will show you how.

When is the best time to plant a fruit tree - Container grown Plum trees can be planted at any time of the year. Bare Root Plum trees can only be planted between the months of November - April.

Planting distance for Victoria Plum trees - All fruit trees are grafted onto a rootstock. It is the rootstock that determines how big the Plum tree will grow into. There is a rootstock guide on the left hand side of all fruit tree product pages that explains this. As tall as the tree will grow into would be the planting distance. Example St Julien A will grow to 3-4 metres when mature. So a spacing of between 3-4 metres would be required.

Can I grow a Victoria Plum tree in a pot - All fruit trees will be happy growing in a large container. A pot around 50-60cm is ideal. There is more information on growing fruit trees in containers in our FAQ page.

How do I prune a Victoria Plum fruit tree - Our Care Guide explains the basic principles of fruit tree pruning.

Blackmoor is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Prunus domestica Victoria Plum fruit trees direct from our Nursery. We have one of the largest range of fruit trees available for sale online.