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Methley plum still hasn't bloomed

Posted by nick_b79 4/5 Southeast MN (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 2, 12 at 19:53

I planted a bare-root Methley plum 2 yr ago, and it has grown vigorously to approximately 6-7 ft tall. This is the third spring it's leafed out, and it still hasn't put out so much as one flower, much less any fruit. A Toka plum I planted this spring as a bare-root tree actually put out half a dozen blossoms already.

So, is it normal that Methley plums are slow to flower and fruit, or is there something wrong with my tree?


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RE: Methley plum still hasn't bloomed

It's too young to worry about this.


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RE: Methley plum still hasn't bloomed

Plums are slow, wait for year 3 or 4 to get a couple of plums. Year 5 or 6 for a lot of plums. It will change a bit depending on rootstock. For quicker results peaches are faster.


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