[NAFEX] early flowering, can I let my young plants fruit?

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 22:41:42 EDT 2010

Our honeyberries fruited the second year in the ground, and I let them
ripen all the fruit, which was about 10-30 fruits each. They grew
fantastically after that, and are flowering with about 10 times as
many flowers this spring. Probably about the same size as yours when
they first fruited. Now they're 3-4 feet and bushier.

z5 se MI

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 7:02 PM,  <Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov> wrote:
> Not only do we have unseasonably warm temperatures with blueberries,
> juneberries, apples, pears and prunus all in bloom, but I am observing
> blooms on juvenile plants.
> My Liberty apple, Shenandoah pawpaw and Overleese pawpaw, Blue Moon and Blue
> Velvet honeyberries and my 3 flowering quinces are all blooming and I just
> planted them last year!  The apple is on dwarf rootstock (I do not know what
> Stark Bros. uses) and is about 8 feet tall.  The pawpaws are 3-4 feet;
> quinces 2-3 feet and the honeyberries less than 2 feet tall.
> Question- should I remove all of these flowers so that the plants can put
> energy into establishment rather than fruit? I am used to doing so with new
> blueberry plants, but am unsure about other fruits.
> Thanks,
> Betsy Hilborn
> 7a NC
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-matt demmon

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