|Ripening Plums of Lizzie|
I think I may need to find space for these in the tarmac orchard cages. Most years the birds haven't bothered the plum trees. Maybe it's a revenge attack because the fruit cages have been so successful this year.
This plum is self-fertile, which is just as well as it flowers very early, sometimes in late February, sometimes in early March.
They've been largely trouble-free though they do show some shot-holes in the leaves and with the very damp late spring and summer the leaves are looking a bit ragged this year. They seem to be happy growing in airpots. Take care to thin the fruit out though. The fruit are quite heavy and can drag a branch down with their weight, sometimes breaking the branch off.