Reliable shrub pollinators for plum and apricot trees

mattpfSeptember 3, 2012

I have a wescot they are self fruitful but will bear heavier with a pollinator.

Also looking into getting a brookgold Plum I've read my apricot can pollinate it but that maybe wrong . I have room for a few shrubs and I keep reading Nanking and sandcherry shrubs can pollinate my cot and plums.

I also have self fertile cherry variety and European plums that all could benifit from another pollinator .

My question is what could I use to help pollinate everything that is a small shrub .and do Nanking and sand cherries actually pollinate apricot cherry and plum trees?

Thanks

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

matt:

There is no universal pollinator for apricot, cherry, and plum. Getting a shrub isn't necessary. Many of us are growing those stone fruit on a 6ft by 8ft spacing or smaller. Some of mine are 2ft by 8ft. So get other varieties with good fruit and learn how to grow them as a small tree mainly by summer pruning.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 10:52AM
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