Mirabelle

I planted a bare rooted specimen in the autumn of 2011. The tree is doing marvellously well and in the first year (2012) it bore a reasonable amount of fruit. However, last year, we had 2plums!!  This year isn't looking good either. Anybody help? The tree looks very healthy and leaf and plant  growth phenomenal.

This is a MirabellePlum tree

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,727

    Last year the spring was so cold there were few pollinating insects about - has your blossomed this year?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • RegBRegB Posts: 25

    The tree is in our  garden in France. When we arrived in France late March, the blossom was already fading. There wasn't much of it I'm afraid. A close inspection reveals onl a handful of fruits. The tree growing putting on much growth. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,727

    It sounds as if it's concentrating on putting on vegetative growth rather than fruiting.

    I'd suggest treating it with sulphate of potash - some now and another application in the autumn - this should trigger the production of blossom and fruit next year. image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • RegBRegB Posts: 25

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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