I got a cocktail tree last spring (Plum, peach and pear) and I am getting flowers already this spring! I just bought a second tree today, (nectarine, apricot, cherry and prune). I was not sure how long the wait would be for fruit, but I'm excited to learn how you got some after the second season?

Answer

The ripening of each kind of fruit is staggered, sometimes a month apart, so these cannot all be harvested at the same time. On my first year, the tree did well with plums, apricots, peaches and nectarines. On the second year, there were a lot of plums and a few apricots, but no peaches or nectarines. I believe the birds got to them before I did. I have used strips of aluminum foil hanging on the branches to scare the birds, and it worked the first year. Some were blown by the wind, and so I need to apply more.

Updated on April 8, 2018

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Plant a Fruit Salad: Four Different Fruits Growing on the Same Tree
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