It's March 12th and the biggest Plum tree I have is beginning to bloom. ABOUT 4 WEEKS TOO EARLY. Last frost in our area is typically 2nd or 3rd week of April. Blossoms were popping open yesterday and the temp this morning was 32. Next two mornings it's supposed to hit 30. NOT looking good. This tree does this pretty much every year and I can't do much about it. Tried home made "Smudgepots" one year (Tiki torches around the bottom) but that didn't work since it was in the 20s. Maybe a few will make it. I've planted a couple of other varieties of plum trees that are supposed to be later producing. REALLY want to make some homemade plum wine, and of course have plums to eat fresh too. This tree in 11 years has produced about a 2 dozen plums of which I think I've gotten eat less than 6 because of the birds. The tree itself is the biggest fruit tree I have at about 9 inches in diameter at the first fork. (12 inches at the base of the trunk) I spent about half a day pruning it this year and as you can tell even then I could have pruned it back more.