I have a minature Victoria Plum tree that I planted last year. It was very healthy with some fruit but I have noticed that the plums are shrivelling up and not growing. They were all doing really well until the last few days. Is there something I can do to stop all the fruit being destroyed? Many thanks
Victoria Plum Tree
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It sounds like the plant may have a fungus. Some fungus that get into the fruit can be treated, while others cannot. Your best bet would be to treat the plant with a fungicide. It may stop the fungus from spreading. Even if it does not, you can stop the fungus from returning next year by making sure that all of the leaves in the fall are properly disposed of.