This time of year I think about moving trees which I know I shouldn’t do because it sets them back and removing trees which may be unproductive or for other issues. I am in 7a in Virginia and wanted to get your opinion on four fruit trees.
The first is Fantasia Nectarine. The tree is productive but all the fruit rots. It is on its fifth leaf and is growing well however I do not want to put a lot more time into this tree if I can not control the rot problem. I understand that I may need to spray more. Has anyone in my area been successful with this tree.
The second is Blenheim Apricot. I have not noticed rots on the fruits but it is not very productive and I may need to be more patient. The tree has escaped early frosts.
The third is a Flavor Supreme pluot. I have two trees and they are on their fifth leaf, about 7 ft tall and 5 ft wide. The trees are not productive. This year I received one pluot and that was stolen by a animal.
The fourth is a Burbank plum. Also in it’s fifth year in the ground. The tree is over 7ft, seems to be growing well and is healthy but I only received several fruits from the tree.
I have been thinking in the long run I would like to limit needing to spray and I know that I can not have edible stonefruit in this area without spraying. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I learn so much from this site.