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native plums

Posted by ChristyRocNY 5/6 NY (My Page) on
Fri, May 9, 14 at 10:28

I have a couple of native plums here that I bought this spring and haven't planted yet, and now I'm second guessing that because I keep hearing about wild plums being a source of black knot.
Is the problem that they are more susceptible? (something I can't do anything about)
Or is it more a matter of them being wild and the black knot being allowed to spread? (something I *could* do something about)

Thanks!


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RE: native plums

You might want to check with your area and see if it's really a big problem. Here I never seen it in native plums,..but then we have mostly dry conditions. It's not because of the wildness that is the problem, think the Prunus padus and Prunus virginiana are more of a magnet for black knot.

If you watch carefully and know what you're looking for and pruning it out "Early" it can be controlled pretty good.


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