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Plum Trees

Are you dreaming of a garden filled with delicious and juicy plums? If so, then keep reading to find out how you can transform your yard into a plum paradise! Growing plums in your home garden is an easy and rewarding project that will give you plenty of end-of-season rewards. From choosing the right variety for your climate to properly caring for your new tree, our guides below will provide you with all the tips that you’ll need. New to caring for plums? Start here.

How to Grow Plum Trees from Pits

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Have you ever bitten into a juicy plum, pulled out the pit, and wondered if you could plant it and grow a tree? You can, but there are a few things you need to know, like what to expect from hybrids and how to stratify the seeds before you plant them. Learn how to grow plum trees from pits in this guide. Read more now.

How to Prevent and Manage Fireblight in Apples, Pears, and Plums

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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.

When and How to Spray Plum Trees for Pests

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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.

When and How to Prune Plum Trees

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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.

How to Grow and Care for Plum Trees

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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.

How to Prevent Rhizopus Rot of Stone Fruits

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Apricot soft rot caused by Rhizopus is a very serious infection that can destroy all your ripe peaches, apricots, nectarines, or plums . However, you can take steps to minimize the chances of your stone fruits from being infected. Read on to learn how to prevent Rhizopus rot in your harvest.