From Syria, Prunus Domestica Opal or Plum tree Opal is an early variety, whose fruit production is regular and abundant. A vigorous low-stemmed fruit tree with spreading habit, Opal plum tree blossoms from the month of April. The white flowers, very decorative, are grouped in umbels. In spring, they attract bees and butterflies. At the end of June, beginning of July, the fruits appear, small purple-red plums with yellow flesh, finely perfumed. The harvest is from July to August. Very sweet, juicy, they are excellent fresh eaten. Ideal for your pastries (pies and clafoutis), Opal plums will also give you tasty jams and compotes.
Opal plum tree is easy to grow. It is content with a neutral or slightly calcareous soil, not too dry and well drained. He enjoys a sunny situation. hardy, it resists the cold of winter down to -20 ° C.
Prunus Domestica Opal is self-fertile. It is a good pollinator for other varieties of plum trees.
This fruit tree is grafted low-stem on a rootstock: Saint Julien A. This is why it will reach a maximum height of 2 to 3 m at adulthood.