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By Taurman

Cork, Ireland Ie

Hello all,
I've been gifted this tree at the weekend by a friend who thinks it's either a plum or apricot bush/tree. Does it look familiar to anybody and what would be a plan of care for it?

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It looks like one of the many kinds of European plum (Prunus domestica). Difficult to be more specific than that, though. It does look like it has a manganese and iron deficiency.

3 Aug, 2017


Whatever fruit tree this is, the pot is way too small & shallow. I would advise to plant it in the ground asap or a very large tub of some sort with lots of compost & amendments.

3 Aug, 2017


Splendid, will plant it with a wholesome meal of nutrients. Thank you both.

3 Aug, 2017


Not too strong, though! Heavy fertilizer on a newly planted plant can burn it badly. Better to use potting compost and a small amount of organic food in a tub, or a moderate amount of garden compost, well mixed with the natural soil, in a generous planting hole, in the ground.

6 Aug, 2017

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