early elberta peach tree - Knowledgebase Question

Augusta, Ge
Question by msmelts
February 20, 2011
I just bought from Home Depot one each of: Early Elberta Peach tree, Moonglow? Pear tree, and a dewarf plum tree. Are these all self-pollenating?


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Answer from NGA
February 20, 2011

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Your peach tree is considered self fertile (but all self fertile trees will bear heavier crops if a second tree is in the landscape). Pear trees are not self pollinating so you'll need a second cultivar of pear tree to cross pollinate your Moonglow pear. Without knowing the name of your dwarf plum tree, I can't say for certain whether it is self fertile or needs cross pollination. Japanese plums (the round juicy type in the grocery stores) require cross pollination with another variety to ensure better crops. European plums (oval and blue) are self-pollinating and do not need a second plum tree for a heavy crop. Best wishes with your edible landscape!

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