Has anyone had a problem with a pluot tree blooming too early? I live in northern Virginia zone 7a and planted my multi grafted pluot tree three years ago. Its a DWN tree with Flavor King, Flavor Queen, Dapple Dandy and Flavor Supreme on it. The tree grew incredibly fast in the first year and bloomed last year in mid February, during a bit of a warm spell we had. In March the frost came and the leaves and fruit died, the leaves grew back and the tree again grew vigorously. I wasn’t that concerned with the early bloom last year as the weather was crazy and the tree was shipped from California the year before. I figured this year the tree would adjust itself better. Unfortunately it seems the blooms are swelling and look as if the tree will be in full bloom by the end of February. Is there any hope this tree will adjust to the climate here or is it destined to be an early flowering tree forever?
Thanks in advance,