No Fruit On Plum Tree – Learn About Plum Trees Not Fruiting
Plum trees are one of the most popular types of Christmas tree. They are a very easy to grow tree and they don’t require any special care. However, there is nothing wrong with it if you want to keep your tree from producing fruit. There are many varieties of plum trees and each variety produces different fruits depending upon its climate and soil conditions. Some plum trees will only produce small berries while others will produce large ones.
The main reason why some plum trees won’t bear fruit is because they have been grown too close together. If you plant them far apart, then the branches may touch each other causing damage to the tree’s roots or even death due to lack of nutrients. Plums are susceptible to pests and diseases so it is best to choose a plum tree that grows away from your house or garden area.
There are several reasons why plum trees don’t bear fruit. First of all, the tree needs to be able to get enough sunlight during the day time. That is why it is better if you plant plum trees near a sunny window rather than in direct sun. Also, the tree must have good drainage so that water doesn’t pool up and cause problems for the tree’s roots.
If you have a bunch of small, immature fruit on your tree then it means that the little plums haven’t grown big enough to bear the fruit. You can either wait for them to grow or you can pick them off the tree yourself.
If your trees are producing a lot of fruit and you are expecting a bumper crop then you might want to start thinning out the immature fruits yourself.
Sources & references used in this article:
Response of plum trees to deficit irrigation under two crop levels: tree growth, yield and fruit quality by DS Intrigliolo, JR Castel – Irrigation Science, 2010 – Springer
Epidemiology of Pseudomonas syringae Pathovars Associated with Decline of Plum Trees in the Southwest of Germany by J Hinrichs‐Berger – Journal of Phytopathology, 2004 – Wiley Online Library
The effect of temperature on pollen tube growth and fruit set on plum trees by J Keulemans – Flowering and Fruit Set in Fruit Trees 149, 1983 – actahort.org