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I planted a Victoria plum two years ago. It bore good fruit last year. I have read many gardening articles on pruning and all say prune in June to avoid Silverleaf. Surely this is before the fruit is ripe. What is the correct way and time to prune the tree. Yours, John Davidson



Hessayon your tree is 2 years old.....there should be 3 to five strong branches, as near horizontal as possible. It looks like you leave 3 other well spaced shoots, that are suitable, this pruning/training year. So that in the third year there are about 8 branches ALLOWED to grow on. After that keep pruning to a minimum. We planted one, said to be on restrictive root stock, but we had to remove it as it quickly got out of hand. Can be a Biennial bearer if not thinned. Judging from our experience it can be a rather vigourous grower. Good luck.

17 Mar, 2010

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