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Plum - Lizzie

Very early red plum of Japanese origin, bred in America, with sweet and juicy rich red flesh. Delicious eaten fresh from the tree, it also cooks well. The early blossom has good frost resistance. A heavy and reliable cropper, the branches may need extra support to avoid breaking under the weight of fruit. Self-fertile.

Season: August

Planting Distance: 5m (16ft)

Approximate Height: 4m (13ft) after 10 years

Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

This plum tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Plums need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal.