Do I only need one or two or more? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by justin_tllmn
March 5, 2010
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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