|Latin name:||Prunus domestica 'Valor'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||September - October|
|Flowering:||March - May|
|Growing Height:||200 - 400 cm|
|Planting distance:||200 - 400 cm|
Plum 'Valor' grows best planted in the garden in fertile soil. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost and garden manure. Make sure the root ball is well-moistened before planting by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole of 50 x 50 x 50 cm (or more) and plant the plum tree at the correct depth. The top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level. Place the tree next to a sturdy pole and wrap a tree belt around the pole and trunk. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Give it plenty of water immediately after planting. Plum 'Valor' grows well in an area with complete sunshine.
Plum 'Valor' is a strong plum tree. Each winter put a mulch of compost and cow manure grains around the trunk. During dry periods water more often. Remove any branches growing from the roots. In July, you can perform fruit thinning by removing the smallest fruits so that all the energy goes to the larger fruit. The plums can be harvested in September. Only pick the ripe plums and prune any hanging green leaves. They are not tolerant of too much water.
Plum 'Valor' needs pruning
You can perform annual or biennial pruning on Plum 'Valor'. Heavy pruning is not necessary. Prune your plum tree preferably during the period from April to September. After harvesting, completely remove vertically growing branches. Try to open up the crown. Bend branches downwards that are growing in all different directions to promote a much better fruit production. Train the branches downwards using a rope.
Plum 'Valor' is a beautiful spring bloomer. In March and April, the branches become completely covered with white blossoms. The first harvesting of the plums usually takes place in September. The skin of plum is very dark. These plums can be eaten fresh, or can be used in jam making and for syrups. Even the last few green plums can still make excellent jam. Plums are also ideal for preservation. Their flesh is firm, juicy and very rich in vitamin C.