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Plumless plum tree

Two years ago I purchased a dwarf plum tree from a reputable nursery. The first year there were no flowers and therefore no fruit, however, I did not think this unusual whilst it was 'settling in'. This year I was expecting to see at least a few flowers but once again, nothing. The tree looks very healthy and the leaves are plentiful. I would appreciate any advice on how I can encourage this tree to start producing fruit. Thanks.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,795

    Hi Lizzie image

    Can you tell us more about the plum tree - variety, size and location of pot, feeding and watering regime etc.  A photo or two would be good.

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  • Depends to some extent how old your plum tree was when you bought it, Lizzie. Plums, cherries, pear trees usually start bearing fruit in their fourth year.

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    We have a plum tree that's about six years old and this is the first year there's been any sort of crop from it. I think you just have to be patient.

  • Thanks for the replies, I think that maybe it is still too young to fruit. It is probably only about three years old - maybe I'm expecting too much from a toddler!! I cannot remember the variety as the label blew away in the winter!! All I know is that it was a dessert plum. Does anyone know if greengages flourish in pots? If so what variety would you recommend? Thanks

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