Nice tree. Doesn't look like you dug one of those neat little pits for that tree like you did many of your others?
Actually I did. It's somewhat hard to discern in the late afternoon light and weeds growing in the mulch.
What happened to the putting green plan?
I'll start pouring for it in May
Mine’s in full sun and the bud swell has barely started.
This tree has well over a hundred fruit sets this year. A major thinning will ensue in a week or two!
You’ll have to excuse my ignorance @Richard i cant groq this stuff here. I get a plumcot is a plum/apricot what is a pluot, plum/?. I see you west/southern folks posting them alot but i havent googled it to see.
Pluot is a patented term for interspecific Plum X Apricot.
Oh ok, thanks!
Great Fruit. For some reason the birds leave it alone. Retains a good crunch when ripe. Flesh is sweet. Hangs on the tree a long time. Sets huge crop. Steer clear if you dont want to thin.
Crazy, I have a similar sized Flavor Grenade tree and I get a maximum of like 5 fruit a year off of it.
In my environment it bears interstem and on fruit spurs. I am following R.S. Martin’s guide for Apricot but heeding the advice for non-top bearers. See the 3 photographed pages at the end of this post:
Wow, that’s quite a difference. How many fruit do you typically get before and after thinning?
This tree has only been in the ground 4 years and I’ve yet to thin fruit. Last season I harvested less than 2 dozen fruits.
That seems really low. Was it higher in previous years, or was that the first year it produced? Is FG know to be a sparse bearer?
Do you have any other pluots, and if so, how have they done?