Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
A Rivers Early plum tree planted 20 years ago against a West facing brick gable end is now 15-20ft high. It is roughly fan trained. It is a prolific fruit bearer. The foliage has migrated to the top of the tree. Last year it was so heavy that it pulled away from the wall and almost bent double so I pruned the top drastically at the end of harvesting (mid Sept). I was hoping this might encourage the lower ends of the 5 main ribs of the fan to produce new growth but of this. Any suggestion?