Last week, my Mom showed me that the Asian Plum (near the storage) is 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.
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)
– Plumcot ‘Apex’ (Graft 2010-05)
– Pluot ‘Flavor Supreme’ (Graft 2010-04)
– Asian Plum ‘Inca’ (Graft 2011-01)
– Apricot ‘Large Early Montgamet’ (Graft 2011-04)
– Asian Plum ‘Sierra’ (Graft 2011-03)
– Pluot ‘Flavor Queen’ (Graft 2010-02)
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.