I've found mounds of little green plums on the ground under the trees. Even though I know this is normal in late spring, it always makes me sad. Any immature fruit on the ground means less juicy fruit on the tree at harvest time.
"It is best to leave 4-6 inches between each fruit and break up any clusters that may form. You may use small, sharp pruners to remove the fruit or simply pluck it off with your fingers. If you pinch the blossoms off your tree before the petals drop and fruit begins to form, you will also be able to help avoid overbearing and fruit drop."I'd have a hard time removing flowers - how would I know which ones to remove?
The three varieties of plums that I have are supposed to be good pollinators for each other, and the native sand plums bloom at the same time as well.
Do you have fruit trees? What kinds?
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