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Mystery plum tree?

Posted by steve_in_los_osos CA 10a/Sunset 17 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 13:11

I grafted a scion from a local exchange last year onto some rootstock. The scion was supposed to be a Satsuma plum. Planted in a group with two other plums (Santa Rosa and Golden Nectar) and a pluot (Dapple Dandy), it is clear that there is something funny about this little tree:

The leaves of the three other trees look identical to each other and nothing like this. I'm positive this is *not* rootstock growth. Older leaves near the base of the tree have less of the pronounced puckering and are a deep green, unlike the lighter green of the other trees' leaves.

Any ideas on what I have, or is Satsuma just that different?


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RE: Mystery plum tree?

I have a Satsuma I just put in ground a couple of months ago. It's leafing out and looks nothing like that.

Of course I got my Satsuma at HD which has been known to mislabel...


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RE: Mystery plum tree?

It looks like the scion may have a virus in it, either it was in or came from the rootstock. It may go away as it grows out. It could also be something else, thats just my best guess.

Scott


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