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02/06/2013 at 14:54

I have a 3 year old Victoria Plum dwart patio tree in a large pot on my patio, it is producing fruit, but some look normal and others look strange shaped - is there a reason for this, and do i need to thin out the fruit that is appearing?

Thank you for your help - Tony

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02/06/2013 at 22:10

Those are not going to make successful fruit - not sure what's gone wrong there - possibly underwatering?

Or .... what sort of compost is it in and what feeding regime have you followed?

02/06/2013 at 22:13

Just did a bit of Googling - seems that this might be the problem http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=199 

23/05/2014 at 14:30

Thanks for your reply, it seems to have taken hold very quickly, will try removing what I can and then treating.

23/05/2014 at 19:18

Oh dear, have you got it again this year? Or rather has your plum tree got it again?

23/05/2014 at 19:23

That's the effect of one of the Taphrina fungi.

Is that what the link is?

I get that on my Prunus padi but as I'm not looking for fruit I've never looked for a cure.

That's not very helpful, sorry

26/05/2014 at 10:38

Poor pollination also causes mis-shapen fruit. This can be due to a lack of pollinating insects at blossom time, or a night frost when the flowers are open.

You can aid pollination in future seasons by going round with a soft haired brush and doing the job by hand. 

Hope that helps.

Chris

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