Fireblight can quickly infect apples, pears, and plums, leaving them sickly, ugly, and unable to produce as many healthy fruits. Our guide discusses this serious bacterial disease, how to manage fireblight infections in your trees, and even how to prevent infections from happening in the first place. Read more.
Plum trees are subject to numerous pest problems like aphids and borers. The right spray schedule will keep your trees healthy and pest free, but you don’t want to cause unintended harm in the garden. Learn more about when and how to spray plum trees for the best effect without killing pollinators and beneficial bugs.
Pruning keeps your plum trees healthy and improves the quantity and quality of the fruits. Doing it right is a matter of knowing when it’s the right time to break out the pruners and saw and which branches to lop off. Our guide explains all you need to know to keep your tree healthy and happy, with lots of fruits.
Apples, peaches, and cherries get all the attention from home gardeners, but plum trees are fabulous and deserve more love. They’re highly productive and easygoing, requiring minimal care to give you bushel after bushel of fresh fruits. Plus, growing your own lets you raise varieties you can’t find in stores.