|Latin name:||Prunus domestica 'Bleue de Belgique' + 'Reine Claude d’Oullins'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||March - May|
|Harvesting:||July - September|
|Growing Height:||125 - 175 cm|
|Planting distance:||150 - 200 cm|
Make sure the roots of the dual plum tree are well-drenched before planting by soaking them in a bucket with lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil well. Plant the root ball of the Prunus domestica at the right depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just below the ground level. Fill the hole and press firmly in. Water immediately after planting. The dual plum tree grows well in well-drained, fertile soil in a warm sheltered spot in the full sun. You could also grow this dual plum tree in a greenhouse or conservatory.
Potted Dual Plum Tree
This dual plum tree will thrive in a container. Prunus domestica ‘Bleue de Belgique’ and ‘Reine Claude d’Oullins’ takes up little room but produces large fruit. Stand the tree in a sheltered, sunny spot. Create a ‘mini-orchard’ by grouping containers holding other varieties of dual fruit together on your patio or decking.
Prunus domestica is an easy fruit to grow. Water your dual plum tree more often during dry periods. To avoid too many fruits on the tree remove a number of the young fruits leaving a space of about 7 to 10 cm between the fruits. This way the plums can develop better. There will be fruit for picking in July-August after the first two years. If you allow the picked fruit to mature indoors on the windowsill they will grow sweeter. Give a mulch of well-rotted manure and fertiliser pelleets around the base of the plum tree in the early spring.
Pruning Dual Plum Tree
You can prune the Prunus domestica ‘Bleue de Belgique’ and ‘Reine Claude d’Oullins’ annually or every other year. Minimum pruning is required. Prune your plum tree preferably between April-September. After all the fruit has been picked you can remove all upright growing branches. Try to leave the crown open. Branches that grow upwards can be bent downwards, this improves your fruit production. Fasten the branches with garden twine.
Two different species of plums grow on this tree, very special! The varieties ‘Bleue de Belgique’ (violet coloured fruit) and ‘Reine Claude d’Oullins’ (yellow fruit) pollinate each other. The Prunus domestica is a beautiful spring flowering tree. In March-April the branches are completely covered with white blossoms. The first plums can be picked at the beginning of July. These plum trees are disease resistant and very productive. The plums can be eaten fresh or made into jam or compote. The fruit is also very suitable for bottling. The flesh is deliciously juicy and very rich in vitamin C.