[NAFEX] plum pollination

derry&bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Sun May 18 18:32:30 EDT 2008

I have the book: Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory. Third Edition.

In the section on plums, the following varieties are listed (among many):

Methley - self-fruitful
Opal - self-fertile
Stanley - self-fertile
Sugar Prune - self-fruitful
Yellow Egg - self-pollinating

I know that all the 'self-fertiles' will produce more fruit if cross 

What is the difference between 'self-fertile', 'self-fruitful', and 


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