I’ve done some minor studying and it seems Asian plums will not graft to European plums, but “many” euros will be compatible with Asian varieties. Is this right?
The word “many” in the above sentence is quoted because a chart I found online says just that "many’.
Question is, does anyone know of a reasonably comprehensive list of Euro varieties that are indeed compatible with Asian plum? Furthermore, does the type of Asian plum have an impact on compatibility. Logic tells me it would, but I don’t know that for sure. In other words…are there Japanese plums that have little cross compatibility with other plums Asian and Euro alike?
To further complicate matters, it seems some, or perhaps many, pluots would be compatible with Japanese plum…right? Euros, would likely not be compatible on a pluot I would guess…or if so, the likelihood of compatibility would be greatly lessened I guess???
One last thought I was pondering. Since Euros will graft to Asian plum (or “many” will), would that indicate that the Asian plum was the progenitor and the Euro evolved from it? I suppose they both could have existed at the same time and the Euro drifted more rapidly due to climatic or some other forces.
I realize most probably aren’t interested in this last part, but me, I’m always wondering about these things.