BBC Good Food Magazine
How easy is it to grow your own?
Plums are easier to grow than other stone fruits – many gardeners will find they have a glut. But, the trees can be prone to pests and diseases. They need a warm, sheltered site and are naturally large, so nurseries supply them grafted onto rootstocks to keep them compact. Some, like ‘Victoria’, are self-fertile, but all fruit is best with a pollination partner. Take care with pruning – this should only be done in spring or summer.