Do I need a pollinator for a President plum tree?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by Jonova, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Jonova

    Jonova New Member

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    We have a President plum tree (2 years since it was planted) and wonder whether to get another tree in order to cross pollinate. We've come across several varieties such as Seneca, Empress, Stanley as well as Italian as possible candidates.
    Any suggestions?
    Also we can readily get early Italian plum. Would that work and what is the difference between the early and regular Italian?
    Thanks.
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  2. vitog

    vitog Well-Known Member

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    Various Web sites all state that President plums require cross pollination from another European plum that blooms at the same time. Stanley was mentioned as one of many possibilities. Since Stanley is a prune plum, I imagine that any Italian prune will also work, as long as blooming overlaps.
     

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