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    Default Victoria plum in a pot or not?

    Enthused with my recent addition of a Sunset self fertile apple in a pot I now fancy a self fertile Victoria plum.

    It would be bare rooted, as the apple was, but are they grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock and are they suitable for a large pot (how large?)

    And Nick........... please don't answer with yes,yes & big!
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    Oops! Sorry LJ .....I've stuck it in the wrong section by mistake...........go on, you know you love using your editing button!!!!!!!!
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    There you go Snadger. Just where it belongs!
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    You must have been having a cup of tea there...it took all of 5 mins for you to change it!!! Cheers anyway!
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    Oh dear! Just looked 27 minutes...... Nice to see you're on the ball tho!
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    Snadgar, i have a Victoria in a pot for the last 4 years. It is in a south facing sheltered corner. Its the size of a half barrell (the tub, not the tree) Have had a good crop from it every year so far. I usually scrape away the top few inches of soil in the spring and top up with fresh soil and throw a few handfuls of fruit fertisiler on it. Otherwise i have had no problems yet.

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    Yes Yes & very big
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    Seriously,

    I think that Pixie is the really dwarfing jobby (or is that Bonsai ) so that would be the best suited I guess. Plums are really vigourous trees (almost verging on twitch & mares tail standard) so this would be a good way of keeping them in check I would think. If your not careful you get a lovely shaped tree with loads of leaves & nil plom so miss quote eurovision

    Any road up (good album that was - Steve Gibbons Band about 1986 ... sorry I digress) have a look here as they have a bit on fruit training etc that may be of some interest

    http://readsnursery.co.uk/culturalAdvice/Plum_trees.htm
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