Plum Trees

Plums are amongst the easiest fruits to grow in domestic gardens. The trees are very hardy, but like many fruits, the blossom can be damaged by late frosts.

If your garden is in a frost pocket, choose a more frost resistant variety or fleece the tree at night. Plums prefer sunny, sheltered sites and moisture-retentive (but not waterlogged) soils.

Victoria

Victoria is by far the most popular of all the plums - great quality and quantity of fruit but it can be disease prone; susceptible to canker so may be short-lived. AGM.

Eat/cook

Pick

Self-fertile?

Poll. Gp.

Half Std

Bush

Bush

Maiden

Maiden

Maiden

Rootstock

SJA

SJA

VVA-1

SJA

Pixy

VVA-1

Eat

Late Aug

Yes

C3

£27.00

£24.00

£26.50

£20.00

£23.00

£23.00

Jubilee

A superb eating plum, strong growing, best on a Pixy rootstock.
Similar to Victoria.

Eat/cook

Pick

Self-fertile?

Poll. Gp.

Half Std

Bush

Bush

Maiden

Maiden

Maiden

Rootstock

SJA

SJA

VVA-1

SJA

Pixy

VVA-1

Eat

Mid Aug

Yes

C3

£27.00

N/A

N/A

£20.00

N/A

N/A

Czar

A dark purple plum with sweet yellow flesh. Heavy crops, always reliable.
We find it does well in Scotland. AGM. Recommended.

Eat/cook

Pick

Self-fertile?

Poll. Gp.

Half Std

Bush

Bush

Maiden

Maiden

Maiden

Rootstock

SJA

SJA

VVA-1

SJA

Pixy

VVA-1

Eat/cook

Early Aug

Yes

C3

£27.00

N/A

£26.50

£20.00

£23.00

£23.00

Marjories Seedling

Produces large good quality purple fruit and good crop; late picking. Resistant to canker and silver leaf.
Good for northern UK. AGM. Recommended.

Eat/cook

Pick

Self-fertile?

Poll. Gp.

Half Std

Bush

Bush

Maiden

Maiden

Maiden

Rootstock

SJA

SJA

VVA-1

SJA

Pixy

VVA-1

Eat/cook

Late Sept

Yes

C5

£27.00

N/A

£26.50

£20.00

£23.00

£23.00

Opal

The 'early' Victoria, red-purple fruit with a superb flavour. Some resistance to canker.
Good for northern UK. Recommended.

Eat/cook

Pick

Self-fertile?

Poll. Gp.

Half Std

Bush

Bush

Maiden

Maiden

Maiden

Rootstock

SJA

SJA

VVA-1

SJA

Pixy

VVA-1

Eat

Late July

Yes

C3

£27.00

N/A

£26.50

£20.00

£23.00

N/A

Apple

Damson

Plum

Pear

Cherry

Gage

Notes

Trees are supplied bare rooted during their dormant season (usually from mid-November to the end of March depending on the weather). It is recommended that bare root trees are planted within a day or two of arrival but they may be stored for longer in a cool place or 'heeled' in to a mound or pot of compost until you are ready for planting. Don't allow the roots to dry out or freeze - wrap in hessian or other insulating material if necessary.  Soak the roots before planting and water in well.

AGM - The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM) helps home gardeners make informed choices about plants. It is only awarded to a plant that meets the following criteria:

  • Outstanding excellence for ordinary garden decoration or use
  • Good constitution
  • Does not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
  • Not particularly susceptible to any pest or disease

Rootstocks

Very vigorous (Ultimate height ~4m) – Brompton

Semi-vigorous (Ultimate height 3 – 3.5m) –SJA

Semi-dwarf (Ultimate 2.5 – 3m) –Pixy, VVA-1

Specification

Maiden (mdn) – 1 yr old tree 1 to 2m in height; may  be feathered depending on variety and root

Bush (bush) – well-formed head on a clean stem, 2 years old

Half Standard (hst) – Clear stem of 1m supporting a well branched head, 2-3 years old

Standard (std) - Clear stem of 1.75m supporting a well branched head, 2-3 years old

Pollination

All plums are self-fertile.

Packing & Shipping Charges

Charges per consignment

Standard Charge is £14.40 per carton for the UK excluding the postal areas listed below.

 

Grampians

AB (NOT 37)

£29.40

 

Highlands

IV (NOT40-56)

AB37

KW (NOT 15-17)

PA 21 - 40

PH 19 - 41

PH49

£36.60

 

Industrial Scotland

DD

DG

EH

FK

G

KA (NOT KA27)

KY

ML

PA 1 - 19

PH 1 - 18

TD

£17.00

 

Isle of Wight

PO 30 - 41

£29.40

 

Offshore Rates

REP OF IRELAND - 3 DAY

First carton - £43.80

Per carton thereafter - £7.80

NORTHERN IRELAND - 3 DAY

First carton - £34.80

Per carton thereafter - £7.80

ISLE OF MAN - 3 DAY

First carton - £63.00

Per carton thereafter - £12.60

SCILLY/SCOT ISL/CHAN ISL - 3/5 DAY

First carton - £63.00

Per carton thereafter - £12.60

 

Scilly, Scot Isl
& Chan Isl     

HS

IV 40 - 56

KA 27

KW 15 - 17

PA 20

PA 41 - 49

PA 60 - 78

PA 80 - 88

PH42 - 44

ZE

GY

JE

TR18

TR 21 - 25

Your trees will normally be delivered within 5 days after placing your order, by courier. If you have specific shipping requirements please let us know. If you are not at home to receive your delivery then please advise us of a safe place where they may be left. Up to five bare root trees may be fitted into one carton, depending on the specification. One 7L container grown or one 12L container grown tree may be fitted into one carton. Please telephone us to confirm details. The table above summarises packing and shipping charges per carton and are inclusive of VAT.

Returns Policy

We believe that our fruit trees are some of the best quality available in the UK, however, we do acknowledge that occasionally there are problems. Bare root trees are dormant when they are sent out, so if there is a problem with the viability of your tree it may not become apparent until bud-burst the following spring. Please tell us as soon as a problem arises. We will offer a replacement tree if you tree dies within the first year of purchase. You must be able to confirm that it has been correctly planted and maintained and that it has not been damaged by animals or pests or other factors over which we have no control. If you are unhappy with your tree when it first arives, you must telephone us within 2 days of receiving it. We will either provide a replacement, or if we are unable to supply a replacement, a full refund.

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Bennybeg Plant Centre

Muthill Road, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4HN

Tel. 01764 656345 - Fax. 01764 655218

E. enquiries@bennybeg.co.uk

Bennybeg Plant Centre is an independent garden centre near
Crieff, Perthshire, run by people who are passionate about plants.

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