What is the effect of not enough sun on plum tree?
My fruit trees no longer get 8+ hours of sun, more like 6. This is due to the neighbors trees getting big. Does this lack of enough sun result in getting almost no fruit, getting a small crop, or no effect on the amount of fruit?
The two trees I'm speaking of grow vigorously with lush green growth, just no fruit.
I'm thinking of removing them and starting over with new trees in much more sun.
I do not need much fruit, would be happy with a couple dozen. Neither of these trees have given me even a dozen fruit any season.
I think the primary reason I have gotten little to no fruit off these trees is that when I did my reading 12 years ago before buying these, the literature said a pollinator was not necessary, it would increase the yield, but it wasn't absolutely necessary. I did not plant a "pollinator."
I planted a pollinator last January, a Santa Rosa Plum so that problem is solved. The question now is will 6 hours of good sun be enough or should I start over with new trees?