Re-potting a plum Tree advice

I got a plumb tree as a present around 4 years ago which came in a 10l pot. I have neglected the tree pretty much since a got it and the pot its in is pretty much destroyed. All that being said, it's produced fruit every year and this year it looks like it's fruited really well. I now want to make sue that I look after the tree and want to re-pot it into a bigger container. Is it too late to do so ? I don't want to lose this years fruit so I rather not disturb it if it's going to mess with this years crop. Thanks in advance 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,269
    edited May 2018
    No, not too late. But a tree in a 10l pot is torture for the poor thing. The reason it’s fruiting so well is because it thinks it’s going to peg out at at moment.
    Can you not put the poor plant in the ground?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • I got the tree from my Mother and am thinking about moving over the next few years so I'd like to keep it potted so I can take it with me. what size pot do you recommend

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,269
    They always say don’t put a plant from a small pot into a big pot but put it into a medium pot first.

    In your case, I’d skip the medium. Put it into as big a pot, filled with John Innes Number Three, as you think you will be able to move in a few years’ time.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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