Italian plum died - suckers continue

Asked June 19, 2017, 9:53 PM EDT

How do I deal with continueing suckers? given your reply -More than likely, your Italian plum was grafted onto a root stock, which provides hardiness and growth regulation, but is not the tree you selected for the fruit production. These suckers may or may not be an edible plum (sometimes they use other Prunus). I would not recommend that you train the suckers, as it will likely never result in a nice tree. Plus, root suckers can be structurally unsound, since they are generated from root systems.

Unfortunately, it sounds like you will have to replant.

Clackamas County Oregon

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