Toka plum tree looks dead, but small branch above the graft is growing

Asked July 5, 2019, 6:06 PM EDT

Can I just cut off the trunk above the branch that is growing and train the branch to be a trunk? It was a very harsh winter in northern MN, zone 3. Other plum lost many branches. Still waiting to see which ones develop leaves on that one, a Pipestone plum.

Itasca County Minnesota plum trees

1 Response

If it is above the graft you can try it. It will take some time. The Toka is the pollinator so you might be better off just replacing it. Here is a link with some info about fruits and varieties, non of the plums have very good hardiness in zone 3 so it is always a challenge. https://extension.umn.edu/fruit/growing-stone-fruits-home-garden#plums-682262