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petermalta
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Plum Trees
« on: June 27, 2015, 12:38:17 PM »

I have 2 plum trees which have been in the garden for 3 years brought from the nursery.  They have started to produce plums, however, not so many.  My problem is if and when to prune them. 
They grow like mad, this year (like every year so far) new growth is a meter long all over.  Previous years at about this time I have cut out unwanted growth and cut back the wanted to about 6.   This does not stop new growth and normally I cut again at the end of the growing season.
Is this right?
Both trees get filled with bloom in the spring.  Fruit development is low, this year only 3 plums each.  Could these low yields be due to my pruning technique, the age of the trees or some thing else?
So really I have asked 2 questions:
  How and when to cut back?
  Low fruit yields from good plentyful bloom?
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Re: Plum Trees
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 16:48:42 PM »

It is customary to prune in January, but prune plums only to give them the desired shape.

Re the lack of fruit, could be anything, wind blowing the flowers off, or a shock causing most of the developing fruit to fall off, a sudden cold spell, could be any one of a number of reasons such as lack of water for a short period, etc etc it is mostly you who could observe and conclude.

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