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Discussion in 'Trees' started by thriftybri, Feb 15, 2018.

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    :planting:if I buy say a apple tree that needs a pollinator, does it have to be from another apple tree, or will any fruit tree do, and if I buy a pear tree that needs pollinating would another fruit tree do the trick I have a established Victoria plum tree and a apple tree that's self fertile so if I go down the pear tree option can any body advise me plz,
     
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      Have to be another apple tree, could be in a neighbour's garden. Also needs to be in flower at the same time as yours. Traditionally apples are split into groups 1 to 7 (based on flowering times) a member of one group will pollinate other members of it's group and adjacent groups. So the question is what variety have you got? Then you can find a suitable companion for it, should be of a different variety though.
       
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          no worries mate thanks for info ill ponder it over
           
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          Are plums self pollinating ? I bought a patio plum last year that flowered but no fruit.
           
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            Do you know the variety kazzawazza? However, in my experience yes they are self fertile.
            Another plum helps increase yield though.
            Fruit trees need more energy to produce fruit so feed well, keep watered and mulch them. They need time to settle too before fruiting
            Hopefully this year you will harvest some fruit :)
             
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              Will have to check the label tomorrow.
               
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                I think it’s either Jubilee or Prunus Domestica - the label has gone.
                 
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                  Jubilee is a spur bearer...had to check!....so easy to (summer) prune.
                  It is self fertile but always these are better with a pollinator.
                  Prunus domesticus is a plum :)
                   
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                    It’s the one with the long centre stem. Do I need to cut that back to the length of the other branches?
                     
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                    Yes I would do that.....to just below the level of that on the left. Cut to an outward pointing bud:)
                     
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