Plum & Cherry Pollination

Kay Mcguinness asked 8 years ago

Received a present of 2 fruit trees planted on 13/3/2016. 1 Plum Prunus domestica ‘Rythgestetter’ and 1 Sweet Cherry, Prunus avium ‘Burlat’. Blossoms on Cherry but no sign of life on plum. Will these pollinate each other ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
These sound like Lidl or Aldi plants, varieties of German origin with which we are not familiar under irish conditions. Young trees often take a few years to flower and plum will not pollinate cherry.

Wait and see what happens… they will be ornamental at worst!