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Surprised to see blossom on a plum tree less than 3 years old.

young codgeryoung codger Posts: 543
edited April 2022 in Fruit & veg
I noticed this  yesterday 03.04.22. I have just been looking online as it seems unusual to me. The article said plums can blossom from 3 years to 5 years of age after planting 'assuming they were 2 years old at time of planting'  That seems to be an anbiguous was of explaining. So that means the tree would actually be 5 to 7 years of age.

Anyway back to my tree, it has blosson on in under 3 years. About 2 years years and 10 months since germination to be precise. This is very surprising to me, but maybe quite normal to others?


  • I bought my plum trees when they were 2 years old (or at least that's how old the website said they were) and they blossomed the following spring which was about 3 months later. Wasn't expecting that at all and definitely wasn't expecting to get any plums but I did get a few.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,592
    Our plum trees flowered the next year we planted them. We did get some fruit but not much.
    Our problem is the pigeons just will keep attacking the new leaves on the plum/cherry trees and so they kept at a loss for growth.
  • @bertrand-mabel It was sparrows on one of mine. No idea why only that one though. Little vandals 😂
  • @februarysgirl
    That is good. When your plum tree blossomed, what sort of size was it - height/width? 

    The 'air layered' cutting of an apple tree I planted produced fruit the following year, but the apples were only about the size of marbles.

  • @young codger I couldn't give you an approximation of its size at the time, but this is a picture of it from that year taken in the July and you can see the plums.

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