Plum Trees Not Blooming?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by DarkWolf, May 14, 2009.

  1. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I got these plum trees last season and planted them. Far as growth goes they're doing really well and are full and green. They did not bloom last year nor this year however and I'm not sure why.

    Granted, we had the ice storm come through, but that was before anything even thought of pushing our leaves.

    Everything else (besides the apple trees) did great this year and bloomed really well. The [mature] apple trees had about 25% of their normal blooms.

    Just wondering if something's off.. If you look at my coop thread, one of the plums is right beside the coop.
     
  2. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    IDK...our plums are already making.

    Good luck....plum jelly is awesome!
     
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it... Adding it to the collection of jellies would be great.. Hope it does well next year.

    Have you ever had chocolate mint jelly? Oooohhh... So good..
     
  4. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    No, I haven't ever even heard of that! [​IMG]
     
  5. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Is it possible that you had an unusually extra cold snap (we certainly did here!) that exceeded the bud-hardiness of the plum, with or without windchill?

    My cherry bushes that normally bloom all over are only blooming this year on the portions that were covered by snow when we had the deep freeze.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  7. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in KY also....I planted 6 muscadines in the fall.....all dead
    so called the orchard I now have to dig them up and ship back. But they are supposed to replace free of charge this fall. I would give them some more time. It may take a good two years to see some good blooms [​IMG]
     
  8. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Plum trees are usually one of the first fruit trees to bloom. They bloom before they leaf out. Did you experience any freezes in the week or two prior to noticing the leaves?
     
  9. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    If you just planted them last year, it's possible they're just not mature enough yet. When I got some to plant this year, I was told that it would very likely be two + years before they produced much fruit.
     
  10. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Quote:+1. That.

    What kind of plums? I have French prune and damsons planted last season and got one teeny little depressing lonely flower on them. Meanwhile the nectarine, peaches and apricots flowered nicely--I suspect plums are just slow to take off. Be patient for another year or three... [​IMG]
     

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