Asian Plum Breaking Dormancy + Asian Plum Grafts Update…

Last week, my Mom showed me that the Asian Plum (near the storage) is starting to bloom.

Asian Plum Starting to Bloom

This Asian Plum tree is always our first deciduous fruit tree to break dormancy… This means that I need to start grafting to it… and I haven’t even sorted the scions that I got this year, so I have to do that soon.

Asian Plum Tree

I took inventory of all the grafts that I made on this particular Plum tree and I’m happy that many are still alive. These include:

Asian Plum ‘Elephant Heart’ (Graft 2009-04) Flickr
Plumcot ‘Apex’ (Graft 2010-05) Flickr
Pluot ‘Flavor Supreme’ (Graft 2010-04) Flickr
Asian Plum ‘Inca’ (Graft 2011-01) Flickr
Apricot ‘Large Early Montgamet’ (Graft 2011-04) Flickr
Asian Plum ‘Sierra’ (Graft 2011-03) Flickr
Pluot ‘Flavor Queen’ (Graft 2010-02) Flickr

Asian Plum 'Sierra'

It’s kinda neat how this one tree now has Plums, Plumcots, Pluots and Apricots.

Sadly two grafts did not make it:

Aprium ‘Mark’s Seedling’ (Graft 2010-03)
Asian Plum ‘Inca’ (Graft 2011-02) which is ok because this was a duplicate graft

I also took some time to prune some on the limb back, especially the ones that hang too low or crossed other branches.