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    CandJ is offline Seedling
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    Apr 2007
    Bury St Eds, Suffolk

    Default No fruit on my Greengage:-(

    Planted a Christmas present greengage tree (about 2 an da half metres tall) in our meadow in the winter. THere was loads of beautiful blossom and the tree has a lot of growth and new leaves but not a jot of fruit, so I'm guessing it wasn't pollenated.

    Does it need another similar tree very close to help with pollenation?
    How close?
    How similar would it need to be? Would a different plum/goldengage etc work?

    Thanks - I love greengages and am quite gutted that I won;t have any this year!

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    Buckingham and Bangor


    Fruit trees normally take a few years to establish before they fruit.

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    Aug 2006


    wait till next year, young tree is growing roots.
    Yo an' Bob
    Walk lightly on the earth
    take only what you need
    give all you can
    and your produce will be bountifull

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    North Herts


    There are 4 on my lottie - planted 3 years ago I think. We have a reasonable amount of fruit on one tree this year, only got about 6 last year. No sign of fruit on the other trees yet despite blossom on one of them.

    Keeping fingers crossed for next year!
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    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.

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    East Yorkshire


    It took about 5 years for my damson (related) to give a really decent crop. Now it's brill. It's nobbut a bairn yet so give it time.
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future. Updated March 9th - Spring

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