Will my Pluot Tree ever fruit

sanjayguptaMay 10, 2014

Hello. So here's the Deal.

My Mother-In-Law visits us a few times a year. About 7 years back she brought some pluots for us to eat and she saved the seeds which she planted in our backyard. 7 years later, we have 2 pluot trees about 10 feet apart and each about 8 - 10 feet tall with big big leaves. Will these trees ever fruit..?

The original pluots were from an actual tree that she had in her backyard.

Thanks

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Yes they should fruit. In fact I would have thought so by now. The grafted varieties often fruit in yr two for me and always by yr three. Seedlings like yours will take longer. But 7 yrs seems longer than I'd expect.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 2:27PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Does it flower?

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 2:45PM
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sanjaygupta

Hello Drew51, The trees have not had a single flower up till now.

Is it true that the trees growing from pluot seeds never fruit. I heard that the plant itself should have been grafted for it to bear fruit..?

Thanks

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 5:17PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

It needs to be grafted to be the same fruit as the fruit the seed came from. A seedlings is like our kids, they're all different. But a seedling pluot should fruit. You just don't know what the fruit will be like. Most likely it will look and taste like a Japanese plum. Most won't be as good as the original.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 5:25PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

It probably isn't self fertile, so you would need another plum or pluot around. If it flowers, but doesn't fruit that probably is the problem. Hey it could be better than the parents, often kids are!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 7:24PM
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sanjaygupta

Thanks fruitnut and Drew51 for your answers. I guess, I will just wait and see.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 10:42AM
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