Re: The best Plums to Grow in Vancouver
Being a Japanese plum the 'Satsuma' probably fruited due to the occurrence of favorable weather conditions at flowering time rather than the application of fertilizer. These early-blooming trees may not be well-pollinated every year here in the north. If the weather is too poor for bees to be active good pollination does not occur.
Young plum trees also sometimes take some time to begin producing flowers. No flowers, no fruit.