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  • From: "Bruce Wittchen" <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] Plum cracking
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 08:34:35 -0500

If those plums were tomatoes, I'd say it happened because the trees ran dry
and then got a good soaking. But that happens to my plums and I've never
seen a crack. Maybe the little European plums I grow are less susceptible.
By the way, was the original Green Gage a real gage (small fruit)? The green
plums sold in our groceries aren't gages.
Bruce Wittchen
1/2 mile outside Hartford, CT

> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 13:29:54 -0400
> From: "Gene Spears" <>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Plum cracking

> For the first time, I'm getting some plums off of a number of my trees -
> Red Heart, Superior, and Kanga (sp?). Most of the plums on all the trees
> are cracked - split skin, some leaking. Any cultural techniques that I can
> use to reduce this problem?
> As an aside, I have one seedling tree from a Green Gage fruit I bought in
> the supermarket that is also fruiting for the first time. No signs of
> cracking on this one, so far.
> thanks,
> gene
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