Hello Growing Fruit community!! This year I wanted to help my parents start a small orchard or two, and so read a couple of books, learned as much as I could on the internet, and made some orders. We were super blessed with some equipment and ability, and here we are some 40 trees and some hard work later! I greatly respect and appreciate communities such as these, and all of your combined knowledge and expertise - thank you for letting me lurk and unknowingly helping me select varieties, have appropriate expectations, and etc! I really appreciate you all.
I have a question for you guys. Unless I am missing something, this can’t be right, right? I caught a “5-N-1 Plum” earlier this year from GardeningDirect.com (I know - everything else came from more reliable sources, this they couldn’t even tell me what potential rootstock it was on, but it was on super sale and I took a chance - wanting plums such as this for a smaller space). And - the attached photo is what arrived. Both were labeled properly…however, it’s a whip!! No grafted scions whatsoever…I’m thinking that this is NOT a 5-in-1 plum, or they pruned it before shipping and pruned all of the scions? What do you guys say, unless I missed something in the reading this is, at best, one variety of plum, correct?
Update: The pictures are from earlier in the season, it has leafed out now and the leaves are the same as another known plum tree that I have. So, it must be some kind of plum…but not a 5-in-1, right?
Here’s the link to the original plum tree that I bought: [5-in-1 Plum link] (5-N-1 Plum - Direct Gardening) (I hope that is allowed, I’m definitely NOT making an endorsement - I can make a couple that have been essential to getting our orchard started but this one was just a “good deal” purchase Well…
Thank you all! Please let me know if I am crazy or I am missing something! Thanks!!!