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Fleshy stone fruit from plants in the Prunus genus

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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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How much should I mulch my cherry tree?

I just planted a cherry tree, and it has a light amount of mulching (mostly fragments of dried-up mulch). I'm not sure if I've mulched enough, or if I can (or should) mulch it more. Is there some ...
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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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How and When to prune a Montmorency Cherry Tree?

I recently acquired a Montmorency Cherry tree that is a couple of years old. I want to make sure it grows in a healthy, maintainable way, but my only experience of pruning fruit trees is with apples. ...
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How to “correct” uneven trunk widths in a cherry tree?

I have a cherry tree that is about 2 years old. Strangely, the width of its trunk above the grafting joint is much thicker than that of the rootstock (mazzard) below and I have not seen such a ...
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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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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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Cherry sapling has orange dots on its leaves and the tips are wilting. What could be wrong?

I recently planted a cherry tree sapling about two weeks ago. It's about a handspan high, and has four leaves. I noticed that it had orange spots on one of the leaves when I planted it. Click on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is my tree too close to my house?

I have an ornamental cherry tree approximately 30 ft tall, which is now close enough to my house that I could touch it from my window. I would like to keep it , but am concerned it will damage my ...
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Cherry sapling has wilted leaves, dried trunk; is it dying?

I've posted earlier about my diseased cherry seedling. Since then, all the leaves have wilted and curled to some amount and the trunk of the seedling itself looks like a dried stick. Is this tree ...
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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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Leaves at the tip on new branches of my cherry-trees are wrinkled

On my cherry-trees I observed that the leaves of the tips of newly grown branches are wrinkled and inside there is something which simply said looks like black dirt. The leaves do not look damaged, ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I water my full grown cherry tree?

I bought a house three years ago, the cherry trees appeared to be fruitless. This year they flowered and now have cherries all over them. They are very large adult trees. Do I water them? How ...
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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 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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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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Are cherry leaves naturally droopy?

I have 4 cherry varieties grafted onto one rootstock. They are Royal Ann, Bing, Black Tartarian, and Lapins. It was planted in a dormant state in January 2014 in zone 9. It gets at least 8 hours of ...
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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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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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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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Holes in leaves of Yoshino Cherry

I have just started gardening. My first tree purchase was a Yoshino Cherry (Prunus y yedoensis Ivensii). After potting it into a larger pot, it has started to have lots of holes appear in the leaves. ...
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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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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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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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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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What is wrong with my Bing cherry tree?

My cherry tree is wilting (has been for about 2 months now) and I have tried putting fungicide and pesticide on it (Ortho) and feed it miracle grow every 10 days. It is really hot in Tennessee right ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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Is this a good Cherry Tomato spacing?

As the title says, is this a good spacing for cherry tomato plants?
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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 ...