The best time to thin Japanese plum trees is when the fruit is large.
Pluots are pruned again in late spring and again in summer to keep their height manageable for the home gardener. Bypass pruners and loppers are used for live wood. Dec 04, An introductory video 4 pruning plum and pluot.
They are both sappy. Damage from direct intense sunlight can cause damage to exposed branches and the trunk. Prune cherry, apricot, and pluot trees in the summer, not the winter. These trees are susceptible to water-borne diseases and winter pruning cuts provide dangerous openings for damage in rainy weather. What is it about fruit tree pruning that paralyzes otherwise confident gardeners? How to Grow a Pluot Tree. Pluots are a combination of plums and apricots, with plum being the majority contributor.
Because of this, the pluot tree needs growing conditions similar to a plum tree. Yes, you will need a pollinator so make room for two trees before you embark on your pluot project.
Locally for you, Laguna Hills Nursery carries pluot trees and you may want to pay them a visit at N. Tustin Avenue in Santa Ana (bushcleanup.bar).