Prunus domestica 'Fortune'
Also known as
3 years to reach maturity
Trees are in full bloom by mid September. Plums are harvested during the first weeks of January (mid Summer).
Plum 'Fortune' Overview
Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock combination for your location. Fortune needs cross pollination, choose from the following: Sapphire, Souvenir. Fortune plums are red with yellow flesh.
Common problems with Plum 'Fortune'
Slugs and snails love new growth. Weevils or snout beetles will nibble little holes in the leaves and can also damage fruit - specially when the fruit is still young.
How to propagate Plum 'Fortune'
Commercial growers use cultivars grafted or budded onto rootstock to give true to type fruit.
Special features of Plum 'Fortune'
Plum trees need to be pruned thus they can be espaliered into a variety of shapes or even hedges.
Other uses of Plum 'Fortune'
Fruits are harvested as soon as the sugar levels are high enough and used fresh, in cooking and baking.