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Pollinizing Plums

Categories: Fruit Growing

How many rows of Robe de Sergeant prune trees should be alternated with

the French prune (the common dried prune of commerce) to insure perfect

fertilization of the blossoms?

The French prune is self-fertile; that is, it does not require the

presence of other plum species for pollination of the blossoms. It is

the Robe de Sergeant prune which is defective in pollination and which

is presumably assisted by proximity to the French prune. If you wish to

grow Robe de Sergeant prunes your question of interplanting would be

pertinent, but if you desire only to grow French prunes you need not

plant the Robe de Sergeant at all.