Japanese plum (Prunus salicina) - pollination issue

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Japanese plum (Prunus salicina) - pollination issue
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:23:37 pm »
I have just bought a plum tree from a local nursery - Prunus salicina 'Formosa'.

The internet tells me it, as a Japanese plum, is likely to need another, of a different cultivar, for cross-pollination to be effective. And that second tree also needs to be a Japanese type, because European ones won't work (which is a shame because there are enough almonds around here).

Does anyone have experience of growing (and fruiting) Japanese plums in a Med. climate?
Can anyone recommend a suitable second cultivar?

Thanks in advance.
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England