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French Victoria Plum

Plums, Gages & Damsons

French Victoria Plum


Plums, Gages & Damsons





Planting Position


An excellent plum from the late Joy Midwinter of Witney. It is believed to have arisen with her grandfather, as a cross between Victoria and a Greengage, at the start of the 20th century. She knew it in her grandfather’s orchard next to the church at Wolvercote, Oxford, where she lived for several years. When she moved to Witney, her father grafted a new tree, for her new home. It is now over 50 years old. It was always known as French Victoria or French Victorious, by the family. It is really quite large, oblong to round, amber and burnt red, sometimes dark red, with a heavy bloom. The plums are very sweet, juicy and of excellent flavour, produced in abundant quantity

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