I see there is a pluot (3/4 plum 1/4 apricot) advertised in Thompson & Morgan’s Fruit Collection catalogue but with very little information about hardiness, flowering period or whether it is self-fertile. I have looked at the website of the company in California that distributes them in the US but it is difficult to translate the data to UK conditions. On that site it says to pollinate with a Japanese plum, from memory Santa Rosa? This leads to my next question – are Japanese plums available here?
Four years of raising a tree only to find that it needs an unavailable mate to produce fruit would be unfortunate.
Jean Lippett (Somerset)