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Fleshy stone fruit from plants in the Prunus genus

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What does S1S4 (or similar) mean in the context of cherries?

I read about cherries, and each cultivar is associated to a mark like S1S4, S3S6 - or similar. I understand this is something related to genes, but could not find a comprehensive explanation on this ...
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Growing Cherry Trees from Seeds

last August I bought some cherries, removed the seeds (about a dozen), washed them, and tucked them in the refrigerator for the winter (7 months). Now that spring-time is here, I planted those seeds ...
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Cherry blossoms and cross-pollination

Can cherry blossoms be used to cross pollinate sweet cherry trees? I recently got two Royal Ann cherry trees to plant in my yard. After planting them, I noticed on the card that came with the trees ...
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My Cherry tree saplings are drying and dying, and I'm not sure why

I have two cherry tree saplings here in Bogotá Colombia. It's sunny and not raining much, with 20 °C (80 °F) During the day, dropping to around 8/9 °C at night (47 °F). I'm watering around a cup of ...
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Cherry tree leave droopy and dried up

I recently bought a cherry tree in a wine barrel and now noticed its leaves are more droopy than usual and and are drying up. we water it everyday till water runs out the bottom of the barrel and the ...
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Comparing flowering duration for Cherries, Cherry Blossom, Other Stone Fruit, Apples

Are there any rules of thumb for how long various fruit trees flower for? Of specific interest - do Cherry Blossom trees have blossoms for significantly longer then regular cherry trees ? Similarly, ...
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Should I put more soil / compost to cover bottom of cherry blossom tree?

I just planted this Yoshino cherry tree late last year. But I have been wondering if I didn't bury it deep enough. Should I pile up more compost around the trunk where the red line is?
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Best way to trim this cherry tree?

We have an older cherry tree in the garden, it feels like the previous owner never cared about trimming it? which branches should be cut ideally? when? what shape should the tree have? my gut feeling: ...
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Is there something wrong with my Rainer cherry tree?

I just noticed this sap at the base of the Rainer Cherry tree (I think, I didn’t plant it I just noticed the cherries). I don’t believe I hit it with anything but it’s possible the weedwacker hit it. ...
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Cherry Tree Leaves

I noticed today the out side perimeter of the cherry tree leaves are red is this a problem? I've had the cherry tree for two months and its in the ground here in sunny La Verne CA... I have attached ...
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Cherry Tree - Bark peeled back and with bug holes

I've only had this cherry tree for a little over 2 years now. The bark started to peel back near the ground. After a couple branches lost all their leaves I knew something was wrong - I looked where ...
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Why are my cherry bush leaves dying?

So we planted these cherry bushes (yes they are bushes not trees) and even though the cerries are starting to come in the leaves are dying. We are watering every other day for 30 minutes. our soil ...
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I woud like to graft a different variety of cherry onto an existing over-tall pin cherry tree

Tree is nearly 40' tall with approximately 12" trunk. Prolific producer of small tart cherries, but all are out of reach. The nearest branch is 16' off the ground. • Can I graft other varieties of ...
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Curly new growth on cherry tree

My new cherry tree just arrived and all of its new growth seems to be in bunches of super close and curly leaves. Is this normal? There are flowers budding at the top which makes me think the tree isn’...
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Help with a (possibly) dying cherry tree sapling

So I planted this tree sapling about 6 months ago when it was only 10cm. Spring quickly came and it really began to grow. All looked well until recently where I noticed the newer leafs becoming ...
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What cherry variety to chose to cross-pollinate

I recently bought (by mistake) a variety of cherry tree (Ohio beauty) that is not self-pollinating. I live in the city, in the 15th floor, and I have a large balcony on which I want to grow a few ...
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Cherry tree ends of branches dying

I have an old cherry tree in the Willamette valley of Oregon, probably planted in 1950, where the branches are starting to die. There are a few large dead branches and many small branches where the ...
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How to stimulate growth on one side of a young dwarf cherry tree

Last year I purchased a dwarf cherry tree, which came as a maiden tree that I planted in a container and has now started to develop branches. However, it seems that all the branches are developing on ...
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potted cherry tree-lost leaves

We wintered a potted cherry tree outdoors, but brought it in during the month of March. It leafed beautifully, but we were gone for 2 weeks and I fear it didn't receive enough light. As a result, it ...
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Browning / Curling leaf on a Brook cherry sapling

I have a Brook Cherry sapling planted from seed that has some browning/curling around one of its bottom-most leaves (leaf #1) and slight curling of its other bottom most leaf (leaf #2). The seed came ...
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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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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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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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Weeping cherry tree shooting straight up

My weeping cherry tree is 3-4 years old. It's blooming now but has a large section of growth shooting straight up in the air. That section is covered in leaves but it never flowered. Should it be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to prune a young cherry tree that was left alone since being planted

I recently moved into a house with lots of horticultural learning opportunities :) This is a semi-dwarf cherry and the cultivar is Montmorency tart cherry. It was planted at least two years ago and (...