|I am planting a dwarf plum tree in my backyard. Will it produce fruit by itself or do I need to plant more plum trees? Does it have to be a dwarf plum or can it be a regular plum tree?
|Answer from NGA
March 5, 2010
|The answer depends upon the type of plum tree you are planting. Most European plums are self-fertile but heavier crops are set with more than one plum tree in the garden. If you have room, I'd recommend planting a second, different variety of plum tree. It doesn't matter whether the tree is standard or dwarf - the fruit and flowers are the same - the size of the tree is the only difference between a standard and a dwarf tree.
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