Fertilizing a Mont Royal Plum

misterpatrick(4)April 3, 2012

Hello all,

I have a Mont Royal plum tree in the yard of the house we purchased last year. We got no fruit last year due to really strong Asian beetles which decimated the tree. I'm hopeful this year and was wondering if I should fertilize (and what kind) the tree now that it's spring. The tree itself is about 50 years old. Thanks!

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

50 year old tree transplanted...wow! By Spade?

Mount Royal is fairly slow growing I found out,.. so you can't expect much growth, top dress with compost or old manure, if you haven't got any, use miracle grow. You can't really expect fruit for a couple of years until the tree is established in it's roots.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 7:20PM
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Thanks for the tips. The tree has been here about 50 years, we've only been here a year. So not a transplant, just an old fruit tree.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 12:02PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Sure....I dont know what I was reading.
Hopefully you get fruit this year, a tree this old in fairly good shape should give you some serious amount of fruit.
Mount Royal is just barely hardy for here in town, outside, where my nursery is
it is not hardy and never have fruit.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 7:46PM
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