Plum ‘Opal’ is one of the most reliable garden varieties, and is suitable for growing throughout the country. Slightly earlier to crop than ‘Victoria’, this dessert plum produces a heavy crop of excellent quality, small, yellow skinned fruits with an attractive red flush in July and August. The golden flesh easily separates from its stone and has a delicious gage flavour.

This variety is partially self-fertile. For the heaviest crops it is best grown with another or a similar variety.

  • Size/Root Stock: 7-10 litre pot
  • Mature Height : 3m – 4m
  • Mature Spread 3m – 4m
  • Flower Colour : White
  • Flowering Time : Spring
  • Foliage Deciduous
  • Fragrant No
  • Growth Rate : Average
  • Hardiness : Fully Hardy
  • Position : Full sun
  • Soil Moisture : Moist Well-drained, Well-drained
  • Soil PH : Neutral
  • Soil Type : Loam, Sand