Why hasn't my Methley plum born fruit yet?
In 2010 I purchased from Burnt Ridge Nursery a grafted Methley plum as a bareroot sapling. In 3 years, it has gone from a 3-ft tall stick to an filled-out, 10-ft tall tree with beautiful form. Since it is supposed to be on dwarfing rootstock, it should be close to it's maximum mature size. Other than removing a few branches here and there that were too closely spaced, I haven't had to do anything else with it. It has really been a maintenance-free plant so far.
The problem is that it has yet to bear fruit, or even flower for that matter. I have kept a close eye on it the past two springs, and no hint of a flower has been found. In comparison, the bareroot Toka plum I planted next two it last spring already flowered this spring, and has a few small plums forming!
Is this variety just slow to bear, or should I be worried at this point? I would hate to have to remove it, and I'm willing to give it another year or two, but a fruitless plum tree has no place in my edible landscaping. Thanks!