A picture of a Plum 'Fortune'

Plum 'Fortune'

Prunus domestica 'Fortune'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

7m

3m

Min

5m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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.

Plum 'Fortune' Companion Plants

How to propagate Plum 'Fortune'

Cuttings

Commercial growers use cultivars grafted or budded onto rootstock to give true to type fruit.

Special features of Plum 'Fortune'

Hedge plant

Plum trees need to be pruned thus they can be espaliered into a variety of shapes or even hedges.

Other uses of Plum 'Fortune'

Edible

Fruits are harvested as soon as the sugar levels are high enough and used fresh, in cooking and baking.