Can a pluot pollinator be plum or apricot?


Pluots, like plums, will also need a pollinizer of a different variety to ensure good fruit set. Most pluot varieties will pollinize another pluot variety. Another option is planting certain varieties of plum to pollinize the pluot. Plant a Japanese plum tree within 100 feet of the pluot for cross-pollination. Although a pluot is part apricot, another apricot will not serve as a pollinator. 

The most common reasons for non-productive fruit trees are less than 6 hours sunlight daily (more is better) and pruning, which may be excessive and/or which may remove the fruiting wood. Beyond that, it’s important that your fruit trees are irrigated throughout our dry months; the general recommendation is at least once a week, applying adequate water to penetrate 8 to 10 inches deep. Pluots do not grow in alkaline soil, and they require adequate drainage. 

These publications will help you review the situation more thoroughly:

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