This time we want to talk about how to plant plum trees at home to get these delicious fruits. The plum tree is another of the fruit trees that have a great popularity and although its origin is oriental, it is currently possible to find it in many regions of the west and in a large number of varieties.
They usually form as medium or tall trees, with flowers that are distinguished by being white and isolated, while the fruit is usually covered with pruina.
The best way to plant plum trees
As a preparation for planting, the first thing that must be done to plant plum trees is to make a desfonde of the soil where it is intended to plant the plum. This desfonde should be around 50 cm deep and after this the planting must be carried out, which preferably has to occur during the winter season, just after the coldest and most intense climates have passed.
Now, once the soil has been defunded, the opening of the holes must have enough dimensions to place the plum plant without major problem. In case the soil has not been defunded, it is advisable that the holes are given dimensions of 70 cm deep and about 40 cm long and wide.
As for the spacing of the plantation, this is usually between 6 to 7 meters to real frame. It is also important to note that the depth at which the plum plant should be buried should be similar to that indicated by the nursery.
When planning to plant plum trees, it is recommended to consider that you have a large number of varieties that require the presence of other varieties to have a good production. Therefore it is necessary that the plants are well distributed and make sure that they also have a good pollination.
This is important to consider as there are many varieties of plum trees that are partially self-sterile or self-fertile. To ensure the correct choice of pollinators it is essential to observe in advance how effective they are in the same region since it is necessary that they coincide with flowering.
The work on the crop has to be very superficial and with the intention of eliminating weeds, as well as serving to suppress the shoots that are quite common when the cultivated variety has been grafted on certain patterns. In fact, this proliferation of shoots becomes more frequent when the grafts have their origin in a vegetative multiplication.
In general, it is recommended to do a fundamental work in the winter season since in this season the work has fewer negative effects because the plum tree is not active.
Because it has a depth of 15 cm, this work is used to integrate and locate the basic subscriber in the background as a preparation for the movement of the tree.
It is also important to note that during the course of the vegetation there are between two to four surface works that aim to leave the land free of weeds, while maintaining the humidity of it.
Irrigation and fertilizer
Finally, with regard to irrigation and plum fertilization, it must first be said that this fruit tree must be planted in soils with a good moisture retention index. Under normal conditions it is recommended to water one month before the move as a way of preparation of the same and with two to three more waterings during the spring and summer to complete.
As for the subscriber, the ideal is that this is determined based on an analysis of the land, but in case of not having this analysis, the use of fertilizer formulas is recommended.
Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.