Victoria Plumb - query over fruit

tony williams2tony williams2 Posts: 177

I have a 3 year old Victoria Plum dwart patio tree in a large pot on my patio, it is producing fruit, but some look normal and others look strange shaped - is there a reason for this, and do i need to thin out the fruit that is appearing?

Thank you for your help - Tony

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623

    Those are not going to make successful fruit - not sure what's gone wrong there - possibly underwatering?

    Or .... what sort of compost is it in and what feeding regime have you followed?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623

    Just did a bit of Googling - seems that this might be the problem http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=199 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • tony williams2tony williams2 Posts: 177

    Thanks for your reply, it seems to have taken hold very quickly, will try removing what I can and then treating.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623

    Oh dear, have you got it again this year? Or rather has your plum tree got it again?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,231

    That's the effect of one of the Taphrina fungi.

    Is that what the link is?

    I get that on my Prunus padi but as I'm not looking for fruit I've never looked for a cure.

    That's not very helpful, sorry

  • Poor pollination also causes mis-shapen fruit. This can be due to a lack of pollinating insects at blossom time, or a night frost when the flowers are open.

    You can aid pollination in future seasons by going round with a soft haired brush and doing the job by hand. 

    Hope that helps.

    Chris

  • hendo4hendo4 Posts: 1

    we have been given a Duo plumb tree and a Duo Cherry trees which I have planted in

    large pot with Fruit  and shrub compost. Do they trees need feeding at any stage?

    thank you.

    hendo

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