Double plums

My Opal plum has at least 6 double plums on it this year. I’ve never seen this before. Cause for concern or just something the cultivar is known for? Wondering if I should remove them or not.

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That is not uncommon. I have gotten a lotmore twins on peaches. Supposedly, twinning is caused by temperature fluctuation or water stress during fruit development.

I usually pick them off as they do not develop as well as single fruit. You can keep them for novelty if you want.

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Thanks. Definitely been a wild spring for temp fluctuation!

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I have a prune variety that has twins each year. But this weird spring I’ve seen quadruplets on my Globus hybrid. Those fell off during frost.

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Besides, peaches, my nectarines have a lot of twins, both regular and donut shapes. Some small branches had 4 sets of twins.

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I don’t know what it is caused by. But I have seen more double, and triple headed dandelions over the last couple summers than I ever have and I am still living on the same land I was raised on. As a child, looking for four leaf clovers was something very rare. Shockingly, both of my nieces went out and found MANY five leaf clovers in a very brief amount of time. Again, once upon a time even finding one was rare. We don’t use any chemicals on our land.

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