Santa rosa plum - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jacobs823
June 14, 2009
Are santa rosa plum trees self pollinating and can 1 type fruit tree( apple) polinate another type fruit(plum)

Answer from NGA
June 14, 2009
Santa Rosa plum is considered self fertile, or at least partially self fertile. However, even self fertile plums will develop heavier crops if there is a second plum tree in the yard. Trees need a companion from the same family to provide pollination. Plums are from the Prunus family; Apples are from the Malus family. Plums need plums and apples need apples - however a crabapple tree is from the Malus family and will help pollinate an apple tree. Hope this information clarifies things for you.

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