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Reliable shrub pollinators for plum and apricot trees

Posted by mattpf none (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 3, 12 at 17:42

I have a wescot they are self fruitful but will bear heavier with a pollinator.
Also looking into getting a brookgold Plum I've read my apricot can pollinate it but that maybe wrong . I have room for a few shrubs and I keep reading Nanking and sandcherry shrubs can pollinate my cot and plums.
I also have self fertile cherry variety and European plums that all could benifit from another pollinator .

My question is what could I use to help pollinate everything that is a small shrub .and do Nanking and sand cherries actually pollinate apricot cherry and plum trees?
Thanks


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RE: Reliable shrub pollinators for plum and apricot trees

matt:

There is no universal pollinator for apricot, cherry, and plum. Getting a shrub isn't necessary. Many of us are growing those stone fruit on a 6ft by 8ft spacing or smaller. Some of mine are 2ft by 8ft. So get other varieties with good fruit and learn how to grow them as a small tree mainly by summer pruning.


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