Victoria is a European-type plum. It produces medium to large fruit and has an elongated shape. The thin, smooth skin has a mottled yellow to red/purple skin colour. It is a yellow-fleshed fruit which is soft, sweet, juicy and irresistible when properly mature. The flavour and sweetness are at their best when the fruit has attained a darker colouration and is tender to touch.
Unfortunately, retailers often sell Victoria plums when they are slightly immature because the ripe fruit is so tender: perhaps the best place to buy is on street markets in peak season, or grow your own (very easy), or pick you own.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Victoria is probably the favourite variety of the UK, certainly the best-known.
Soft, sweet, tasty.
Origin: Victoria plums can be traced to Alderton, Sussex, UK in the 1840’s.
Grown in: UK, Sweden
Harvest & Availability: In UK, Victoria plums are harvested from mid August to mid September.
- August: UK
- September: UK
Plume & Maufe – pick your own in Norfolk