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Pollinator for superior plum

Posted by Noogy 5b (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 16:19

I read recommendations for pollinators but wonder if satsuma, methley, shiro, elephant heart will do. I see toka, kaga and others are recommended, but I don't want to buy more. Anyone have any luck with the other Japanese varieties?

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RE: Pollinator for superior plum

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 22:06

Raintree recommends Shiro, Emerald Beaut, or another late blooming Jap plum. If you have Shiro and all the others you listed you should be fine.

RE: Pollinator for superior plum


Some of the research I've read suggests wild plums are the best pollinators...if you have some near where you live, they may be all you need... We have a lot of them growing around here, although I think that is where all my plum curculio are originating from.

RE: Pollinator for superior plum

Thanks fruitnut and Frank.

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