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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.


  

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556
    It's possible, flowers are a good start and i think it's self-fertile
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,156
    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.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,264
    It's a good start....
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,698
    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.
  • Joyce GoldenlilyJoyce Goldenlily Posts: 1,459
    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.
  • RacerhellRacerhell Posts: 3
    it will grow beautifully.
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 620
    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: 16,156
    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.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 620
    Sorry forgot to add the pic, thanks for the advice. Im in Staffordshire so next week for me.




  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,156
    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.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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