Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Second Cropping Plum Tree!

After yesterday’s misty gloomy day it was bright sunshine for most of Tuesday. Once again though it was cold overnight with the temperature falling to 2.4°C.
We made an afternoon visit to the plot to do some more tidying up. It was a lovely afternoon feeling warm in the sunshine. We’d done our bit of tidying, digging up the sweet corn stems and clearing away the runner bean wigwams. We’d enjoyed a coffee with a plot neighbour and harvested one or two bits and pieces detailed here. Then when I was barrowing the last of the weeds to the weed compost heap and passing our Victoria Plum tree I noticed some ripe fruits.
This was rather strange as we finished picking our Victoria plums several weeks ago. Now I can remember that when the tree was in fruit it produced a few flowers. I thought it was odd at the time for the tree to be well into fruit and have new flowers too. Like everything else this year I put it down to the weather. Obviously these late flowers have gone on to produce an extremely late but very welcome second crop of plums. Certainly none of our trees, to the best of my knowledge, has ever done this before.


  1. Wow! That was a nice surprise.

  2. What a nice pear! Our aubretia has started flowering again - but you can't eat that!


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