Plum Trees First Blooms

Three years ago we planted two grafted Methley plum trees. Each spring since then I hopefully look out the back window at them to see if they are going to bloom.

Always in the back of my mind is concern that they aren’t planted correctly or they are the wrong species for our climate, etc. They’ve grown in height very well, they just never bloom.

I was told it could take up to five years for them to bloom, so I wait. Last night I looked out and it looked like something was hanging in one of the limbs. So, I made a mental note to check it today. When I went out to check it, there were more…they were blooms.

The plums have decided it is time to bloom. Here’s a picture of some of them: