Plum Bandwagon

TwylaGMay 15, 2012

I thought I would jump on the plum bandwagon by asking which kind of plum you would prefer to grow and why: asian plums or hybrid plums?

(I have an ulterior motive in that I want to add two more plums to my yard and don't know which way I should lean.)

On the upside all of my fruit trees made it through the winter. The pear even started blooming for the first time today even though one apple is barely budding out leaves.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

If you fill in your hardiness zone in main page we can all answer you more precisely in what to add to your plums you already have when you give us the name/s.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 12:34AM
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TwylaG

Oh sorry I thought I had done that right in my profile. Its 2a to 2b

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 7:33AM
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CLBlakey

Twyla- no expert here in fact just a newb to the north as far as fruit trees go but last year I planted a Pipestone plum and it made the winter. Recently I found out it needed a pollinator so planted a Toka (been in the ground 3 days) so hears hoping. I just wanted my yard to produce and the abundance of quack grass made a regular garden impossible so I started to make the switch to trees.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 6:48PM
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TwylaG

Bought a Fofonoff(Homesteader) and Ikanova from Little Tree Nursery today (hopefully my co-worker is able to pick them up). Has anyone had eny experience with Little Tree or these two?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 7:02PM
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Collin001

My Ivanofka is growing well. Lots of roots. It is still too small to fruit though so I cannot comment further. Fruit size is about 3cm aoording to the U of S site.

"This cultivar bears fruit 3 cms in diameter dark red/purple in colour (with bloom). It has a milder flavour and firmer flesh than the above. However it is not quite as winter-hardy. Either Ptitsin #5 or Ptitsin #3 is a good pollinizer for it."

I have not purchased plums from Little Tree nursery. I can say they are hands down my favourite nursery for information. If I was closer I'd go more often. Very good people to talk too. You won't go wrong.

Here is a link that might be useful: U of S

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 8:52PM
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