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Q.Plum Tree With No Fruit

Zone Somerset | Anonymous added on August 9, 2022 | Answered

My Victoria plum tree is approximately 15 years old and every year I have had plentiful and lovely plums. Sadly none at all this year – actually one but it isn’t really ripening (see photo) Do you know if other people in south Somerset have had the same problem? I am certain the birds haven’t attacked the tree. I would be most grateful for a response from you.

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Answered on August 22, 2022

I do see that it needs to be pruned. Fruit trees need to have their canopies opened up to let light and air in. Part of the problem here may be too much shade on the inside of the canopy. The lack of fruit could be weather related. Also, sometimes if the tree bears a lot one year, its reserves may be depleted and will not bear fruit the next year. You also can check the leaves and stems for pests such as aphids or scale. Here is more:




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