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Mirabelle Golden Sphere' Plum Tree Fruit Trees

Mirabelle Golden Sphere' Plum Tree

Prunus domestica 'Golden Sphere'

SKU: FRU0309

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The Highlights

    • Lovely looking round, golden yellow fruits
    • Golden Sphere's slight sharpness makes it tart to eat raw, but perfect for cooking and preserving
    • Boasts a longer than average shelf life when kept in the fridge
    • Clouds of linen-white spring blossoms make this an even more attractive addition to the garden
    • Grows to a neat 4 x 4m
    • Partially self fertile - will crop on its own but produce more if there's a partner tree nearby

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Supplied as:

9L Pot
This tree is supplied in a 9L Poly-Pot, which is approx D15 x H30cm. Poly-Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.

Height on arrival:

130-150cm

Eventual height:

4m

Eventual spread:

4m

Tasting notes:

Sharp and fruity
Ideal for cooking

Time to first crop:

4 years
You may see your first plums 3 years after planting, but you should not expect substantial crops until the 4th/5th year.

Flower colour:

Linen white

Hardiness:

Hardy
May require some protection from very late frosts as this can damage the flowers. This won't cause lasting damage to the tree but will reduce the yield of fruit that year.

Self fertile:

Partially self fertile
Will fruit better when pollinated by another Plumtree. To pollinate, they must be within a miles radius of each other. They need to flower at the same time. Plums, damsons or gages in the same pollination group, or one either side, can pollinate each other. In built up areas it is unlikely that there won't be a suitable pollination partner within a mile.

Pollination group:

Pollination group 1

Uses:

Cooking, preserves

Rootstock:

Spacing:

4m

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Shows excellent resistance to the main pests and diseases for plum trees including cracking. There may still be a need to keep an eye out for aphids and caterpillars, which can both be washed away with soapy water. Birds will eat the aphids if given the chance so take steps to prevent this like using a fruit net or bird scarers.MORE

Water in well

Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly, only in dry spells when needed. You should be able to tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have an established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explained above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavily and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE

Full sun

Plant where the tree will receive around 6-8 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.MORE

Prefers well-drained loamy soils

Will tolerate less than perfect conditions but may not fruit too well. Will struggle in poorly draining soil.MORE

Feeding not required

No feeding needed.MORE

Some structural pruning required

Some pruning should be done each winter to ensure that your Plum tree maintains a productive shape. This can improve yields and prevent disease.MORE