Problems with plums?

cpk1July 31, 2014

Hi people,

We've recently moved house and in the garden are 3 massive plums trees, they belonged to an orchard of the neighbours house which was built in 1850 so I guess they are 150yrs+ old.

This is our first summer with them and I've noticed all 3 trees have this problem - see link to photo below.

None of the fruit looks particularly appetising! Can anyone advise what I should do now and for next year to ensure I get a good healthy crop?

Any help is appreciated.

Many thanks

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I rather doubt the trees are that old. Plums just don't last that long.

What is it that you think is wrong with them? The front 2 look a bit scruffy but the unripe fruit behind look fine. The purple one looks like a prematurely ripe one so not a good example. As to the leaves they look normal for this time of year. They are not ripe yet so I'd wait until they really are ready to eat before judging them. This year seems to be heavy plum year so some thinning might help.

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