Frost resistant plum and damson trees

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Anne McGeough asked 9 years ago

I have Damson and Victoria Plum trees planted in County Monaghan . Both are Prunus domestica variety and are 8 years old. Last year was the first year that I had fruit , none before that and none this year. I’m told it was the late frost this year. Is there a more suitable variety that’s not so prone to early or late frost?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Plum trees often crop poorly until established and it is not necessarily all down to their early flowering and frost.

A crop in one year can exhaust the tree and it takes an extra year to build up again. They tend to settle down as they mature and ‘Victoria’ is by far the best variety for Irish gardens, although it is quite old.

Have no grass or weeds within at least 1 metre of the stem radius. Feed with potash in spring each year.

Damsons do their own thing!