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Plum 'Fortune'

Prunus domestica 'Fortune'

Plum

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Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock combination for your location. Fortune needs cross pollination, choose from the following: Sapphire, Souvenir. Fortune plums are red with yellow flesh.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees are in full bloom by mid September. Plums are harvested during the first weeks of January (mid Summer).

Propagation

Cuttings
Commercial growers use cultivars grafted or budded onto rootstock to give true to type fruit.

Special features

Hedge plant
Plum trees need to be pruned thus they can be espaliered into a variety of shapes or even hedges.

Geography

Origin
USA 1967
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Fruits are harvested as soon as the sugar levels are high enough and used fresh, in cooking and baking.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Slugs and snails love new growth. Weevils or snout beetles will nibble little holes in the leaves and can also damage fruit - specially when the fruit is still young.

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