How to Grow:
It is best to plant fruit trees after your last spring frost. You can also plant 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Dig a hole that is a few inches bigger than your pot the plum tree has come in. Plant your pear trees apart by 10-20 feet in the full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water your plum tree regularly.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for plums:
Plum trees will begin to produce fruit in 4-6 years. Leave plums on the tree until they start to feel soft. They should come off the tree with only a slight twist and pull of the fruit.
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