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    One of our local farm supply stores had a sale on fruit trees so we went to get a few. We came away with two semi-dwarf Jonathan apples and one Burbank plum tree. I'm not at all familiar with the plum variety, but DH was determined to get that particular tree, soo.......

    Anyway, the tag on the plum tree says it requires a pollinator. Does that mean we need another plum of the same variety or will any other plum variety do?

    Obviously I should have been paying more attention to the plum selection process.....

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    Our nursery told us when I purchased my plum trees that it could be different varieties, as long as we had 2 plum trees. The same goes with apple trees.

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    jean, the burbank is a japanese plum so it needs another japanese plum as a pollinizer. Other japanese varieties are Santa Rosa, Redheart, Shiro, Methley and Ozark Premier.

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    Jean here is a great link to help you too. Always remember too that bees are the best pollinators as the article below states.

    http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07002.html

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    Thank you thank you thank you!

    We have one hive of bees we "tend" so our pollination critters are taken care of. Now we just need to find another Japanese variety plum.

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