American plums flower in second growing season!

Wow.  These American plums were planted in March 2011 as 2 foot seedlings (click on photo to enlarge) and with 4ft Tubex Combitube Plus Tree Tubes

Tree tubes on American plum seedlings

American plums planted as 2ft seedlings in March, 2011. Photo taken May 8, 2012

For those of you keeping score at home that means these trees have been in the ground about 14 months – one growing season plus one month of a second growing season.

Even more incredibly 3 out of the 5 trees in this grouping flowered this year – one year after being planted as 2ft seedlings!  A late frost prevented the flowers from pollinating, but the grower expects a nice crop of plums next year.

The grower said it best:  “I would think these trees were in their 4th growing season in the field if I didn’t know their real story.”


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