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Fleshy stone fruit from plants in the Prunus genus

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cherry tree with wilted and dried leaves

In the beginning of June bought a cherry tree seedling and transferred it from its pot to our yard. It was doing ok but, I saw that two days ago all of its leaves were wilted and some had dried and ...
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cherry tree leaf brown edge

I bought cordon apple trees and cherry trees 22 May, 2019. recently I start having problems. It was identified as apple scab and recommended Vitax Copper Mixture, which I spread on all the trees apple ...
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Brown patches on Rainier sweet cherry tree leaves

I planted this Rainier cherry tree past winter in a sunny slope in Scotts Valley, California, which is in zone 9 and located between San Jose and Santa Cruz on the central coast. It has been growing ...
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Problems with new cherry trees (UK)

About three weeks ago I had a pair of sweet cherry trees planted -- they are 3-4 years old, about a meter high, and were planted where I'd previously had a seriously overgrown cotoneaster and a ...
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What is the proper way to prune a multi-variety stone fruit tree being trained in fan shape espalier?

I bought a multi variety stone fruit tree (cherry, prune, apricot, peach) and tied each branch/variety onto wires in a fan shape to minimize the tree footprint. But as I read more on espaliered fruit ...
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Weird black egg-like things on cherry fruit tree leaves

My bing cherry fruit tree just developed this about a week or so. It is mostly near the top of the branches on small leaves: Here is another shot (shiny thing was Neem Oil I tried to put on but ...
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Fruit cherry leaves got eaten by something?

I have bing fruit cherry tree and the leaves look like these It is randomly at different spots. Is this something I should be concerning? Is it caused by disease or some bugs eating them? UPDATE 1 ...
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Cherry tree sweet/tart sun needs

I have generally seen that cherry trees require full sun (6-8 hrs). However I was wondering if there is any difference in the sensitivity to the amount of sunlight between varieties such as generic ...
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How to prune this newly bought cherry?

I bought this cherrytree (hedelfinger) for cheap. Therefore you get what you pay for I guess. I want to prune it in a good shape(open vase/goblet as I read thats the best choice. However it currently ...
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Can cherries be coppiced or cut at 1.20m, and stay alive?

I have an unknown-age cherry that has a significant damage at 1.40m originating from wind and snow breaking a large branch (or several ones). The wound is large, about half of cambium is missing, and ...
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What should I do with my Cherry trees?

I have a pair of large (roughly 30' tall I guess) cherry trees. They're mossy. They don't produce well (at least not for the 2 seasons we've had them for). What they do produce is so high that I can't ...
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Aromatic firewood: What is the fastest growing prunus plant?

Prunus firewood smells nice when burned, and the smoke can be used to flavour food (it adds a cherry-like flavour). I'm curious if it would be feasible to grow prunus plants specifically for using ...
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Amanogawa cherry branches are floppy

I have an amanogawa cherry tree which I planted a year ago. It's been under attack from aphids and ants and we have been having some extremely hot weather. A couple of its branches are extremely ...
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Growing patio/dwarf fruit trees to half standard

Is it possible to grow trees larger than their intended (nursery) size? My mom accidentally bought a 'patio' cherry tree supposedly it will grow to 1.4meter/4,6ft I was wondering if I could try and ...
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small cherry tree has gum leaking, probably wound

I have a small cherry tree that has some glue leaking, think it might have a wound that I didn't notice before, probably from when it snowed in spring last year. There are also some yellow leaves on a ...
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Need identification on this growth on cherry & possibly plum trees and possible remedies

It's what I like to call The Alien Fungus, the plants don't seem to be happy about it, but they do give fruit - it grows in continental Croatia, Europe, typical yearly temperature range -20 to 40 ...
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Is this a good Cherry Tomato spacing?

As the title says, is this a good spacing for cherry tomato plants?
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Why do my cherries die in winter? =(

I've planted multiple cherry trees of different species, during different years. All of them don't make it through winter. Why? They should survive my zone (6A). They seemingly do well throughout the ...
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How can I relocate my cherry tree?

I'll be moving home in June and I would like to take my cherry tree with me. What's the best way to do it? I'm in the UK. Here is a picture of my tree last summer.
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Please Help Me Identify Mystery Seed

If thou art be courageous, please help this villager identify these mystery seeds. The peddler(got it online) sayeth they be sakura seeds, but methinks it might not be the case. See those black ...
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Is Prunus padus really so toxic?

I am amending my yard with plants attractive for birds, and I noticed Prunus padus as one of such plants. However, on multiple sites I found info that it is poisonous for humans if the fruit is ...
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Are my cherries edible?

I've got a cherry tree in my garden (courtesy of the house's builder) which this year is full of fruits. They look very nice but I am not sure they are edible. I tried one the other day and it was ...
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Do ground cherries ripen after picking?

I read that you should let ground cherries physalis pruinosa, also known as Stawberry Tomato, fall to the ground and then pick them. It is going to freeze and the plant is loaded with fruit. If I ...
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When are ground cherries ripe?

I've got some Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries fruiting on me, but I don't know when to pick them. I've never planted them before. I've picked a few and they don't taste very good so I'm thinking they'...
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Ground cherries have dirt on them [closed]

Have ground cherry plants. Cherries are coming out yellow but have black dirt? on them and in the husk? Not sure what this is and it cherry is still editable?
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Blue/Green fuzz on Peach Pits

I'm trying something a bit new. I wanted to try germinating peach pits that I could grow as bonsai trees, and I understand the pits need to go through a period of cold stratification of 90-120 days. ...
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Young cherry tree features brown, curled, holed and loss of leaves

I've noticed a significant deterioration in the health of my relatively young (~2 years) cherry tree. The leaves are turning brown, some are curled, some have holes and a number have also entirely ...
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Why does my weeping cherry tree have brown spots on its leaves?

I have a 10-year old weeping cherry tree in my front yard. Last weekend I noticed that many leaves had brown spots toward the end of the branches. I trimmed those branches, but I wonder what has ...
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Tree identification Washington State

Tree Identification. Any ideas what this is? They emerged red. I feel like it's way too early for them to be cherry and way to small for them to be plums? And they don't look like cherry plums either. ...
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Why are the cherries dropping off my cherry tree?

We have a large mature cherry tree. It produced cherries just fine the first two years we were in this house. We had someone come out and trim the tree the third year (wasn't too happy with their job) ...
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Why does my cherry tree have no branches?

I bought a couple of dwarf cherry trees which I put in as a cordon at the edge of our garden. They just consist of a single stem - which has been cut off at the top, with no side branches. They've ...
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Cherry tree pruning problems

I have a cherry fruit tree that I left alone for 5 years. It's growing "weird" now that I need to seriously pay attention and prune. The first photo shows that the top two branches reaching up to ...
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Can I espalier a regular black cherry tree starting with 1" trunk, 6' tall?

The espaliers at my local tree nursery are grafted and already started, so they'll stay short and espalier like. But can I just do this with these two cherry trees? I really don't care if they're ...
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Topping (ungrafting?) an ornamental weeping cherry

We have an ornamental weeping cherry tree that we'd like to remove -- we wanted a bigger tree. But first, we were wondering if we were to just top it (cut the tree below the graft), if we could end ...
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What are those red dots on the leaf stems of my cherry trees?

While inspecting another problem I observed that most of the leaves are having two red dots (or very small bulbs, maybe cocoons) at the stems of their leaves: it is something harmful or even a pest? ...
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How much should I water my cherry tree sapling?

My good friend's dad helped me plant a cherry tree sapling (about a handspan high) the other day (I don't know what kind). He brought over the rooted pot, dug the requisite 18-24cm depth, and ...
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What's the fastest-growing variety of cherry tree?

I really want to add a tree to my garden, but logistics and budget demand that I plant a sapling and nurture it into a healthy tree. I really like cherry blossom, so a cherry tree would be ideal. It'...
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Can Nanking Cherry cross pollinate with other types of cherries?

The nanking cherry needs 2 of itself to properly grow, but what if you have 2 different cherry types, will they pollinate each other?
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How large is the Nanking Cherry seed?

I've looked all over the internet, and can't seem to find any Nanking Cherry seed images. Can someone please post one? I'm considering one as a gift since it's not invasive, and easy to maintain.
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Spacing for semi dwarf cherry trees?

I have 2 semi dwarf cherry trees. One is a Rynbrandt and the other is a Blackyork. I've looked for information online about how far to space them and can't find a thing. My tags don't tell me either. ...
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How should I care for a young cherry tree?

We recently had a cherry tree planted in our garden. I don't know the age of the plant nor the exact species but it's currently below 2m (6 ft) tall, including the branches, with a thin trunk. There ...
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Can I grow a cherry tree from seed without stratification?

I'm going to grow a cherry tree from a seed. It's not that easy though and I need some time and patience. I have experience with pine tree and orange, though these are quite easy trees to grow ...
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How can I make a single cherry tree bear fruits?

I recently planted a Bing cherry tree but learned after the planting that the cherry tree would need another cherry tree to make it bear fruits. Another way is, I was told, to graft a second cherry ...
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What trees are compatible for grafting with cherry trees?

What varieties of trees are compatible for grafting with cherries other than other cherries? Plum, what else?
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Accidentally pulled fruit spurs during harvest

I was harvesting cherries and wasn't aware until after that I should NOT pull off the fruit spurs. I harvested quite a bit. I feel bad. Is the damage permanent? Will they grow back?
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How do I prune a cherry tree to keep it short?

I've just planted a new cherry tree, and I would like to keep it short enough to be able to harvest the fruit with nothing more than a step ladder. Seeing as I've just planted it, I feel that I ...
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Dormant Spray and Whitewash

I have a couple young cherry trees in pots that seem to have a shothole fungus problem, which I'm told I can clear up by treating with a dormant spray after all the leaves fall off. I would also like ...
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What's wrong with my dwarf cherry tree's leaves?

I'm starting to see holes and some black spots on some leaves. Anyone know what this is and how I can treat this?
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Grafting an adult cherry-tree?

I happen to have an adult cherry-tree which gives a lot of cherries but they are tiny and basically consist of the kernel and the skin. One of my neighbors will prune his cherry-tree soon. As I'm ...
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How long do cherry seeds store for?

I read on this website that: Store the jar of cherry seeds in your refrigerator for 8 to 12 weeks. Cherry seeds, and trees, require a period of cold, usually 90 to 150 days each winter. The ...