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Will i get plums

Hi peeps i brought a Victoria plum tree about a meter high 5+ years ago and it has never had fruit or blossom. Well this year it has lovely white blossom, does this mean i could be getting fruit this year.




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300
    It's possible, flowers are a good start and i think it's self-fertile

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,262
    Yes if the frost doesn't get it. I would put a plum moth trap up next month. Victoria plums are best without little pink wigglers in them.  You might also need to thin them to get good size plums. See what sets and then thin so that they don't touch each other.
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267
    It's a good start....
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,528
    Our Victoria is in blossom now but we have had another 2 days of frost so the pollinators will be low and the fruit may not set.
    This has happened for some years now as our fruit trees show their flowers in the Spring and then we have a prolonged spell of cold and frosts.
    Global warming isn't happening here but climate change certainly is.
  • You may have a few fruit, as long as the frost, rain or wind do not damage the flowers, and the weather is warm enough for the bees to be out and out.
    Draping fleece over the tree could help.
  • it will grow beautifully.
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
    Are these the first sign of plums on my tree?, I've brought some plum moth traps do i hang the trap now or later and does the tree just need 1 trap.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,262
    If the flowers have faded and left little blobs behind, they will be plums.  Plum traps can go up now in the south, and next week in the midlands.
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
    Sorry forgot to add the pic, thanks for the advice. Im in Staffordshire so next week for me.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,262
    My Victorias look much the same.  They have definitely set fruit.  I would thin each clump to the two best ones. Fruit touching each other often goes mouldy.
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