I have two plum trees, a Toka and a Superior, that are very healthy and...

Asked March 27, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

I have two plum trees, a Toka and a Superior, that are very healthy and produce a lot of green plums, but before they ripen when still quite small, the immature plumbs turn purple and fall off leaving almost no mature fruit. I believe this is due to the plum curclio insect. I do see the half-moon scars on the immature fruits. Do you have any recommendations? When I have gotten plums, they are delicious and I really would like to get reliable crops each year.

Hennepin County Minnesota plums

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http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/integrated-pest-management-for-home-stone-frui...